It is strange how we often ignore the much needed and important aspect of learning: Reading.
It not only helps one to expand the horizons of knowledge but also improves communication skills, writing capabilities, creative thinking and a lot more!
One skill refining and providing for many other skills deserves specialized content but availability of such content is rare due to the negligence toward this one life skill.
We can see a lot of people learning online in their comforts and there is one such online platform that can help you work on this essential aspect online.
ReadWorks offers free, research-based, classroom-proven lessons and online training to help K-6 teachers explicitly teach the component skills and strategies of reading comprehension, while also supporting the much needed development of background knowledge and vocabulary.
This non-profit platform is committed to solve the nation’s reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free that can be shared broadly. Most importantly, it is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.
ReadWorks is based on the highest quality research, beginning with the seminal findings of the National Reading Panel (NRP) and RAND Reading Study Group, and continuing with the most highly regarded, current, research evidence.
Complementing the written research, they have developed it by working with some of the best researchers and practitioners in the country, in addition to teachers and principals in classrooms across the nation.
Watch the video below to know how ReadWorks work:
The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards and on each of its lesson page, user can see the standards met by that lesson by clicking on the Standards Tab and selecting from the drop-down menu.
Their articles move around science and social sciences enlightening children with knowledge.
Social science articles:
Build your students' funds of knowledge and vocabulary to improve their reading comprehension with this collection of K-12 social studies articles.
Building knowledge with non-fiction articles can help your students improve their reading comprehension. Bring these articles on science topics into your classroom and see the results.
Click here to know more on how ReadWorks is supporting 1 million educators.
Awards and Appreciations the platform has received for the services:
- Cool Tool Award 2014
- Cool Tool Award 2015
- Winner of 2014 Revere Awards
- Finalist of 2015 Revere Awards
- Winner of CODiE Award 2014
What educators have to say:
“This site is almost too good to be true. Finding strong lessons and passages to go with them is going to make my teaching so much more meaningful.” - 6th grade teacher
"I often guide both instructional coaches and teachers to the ReadWorks site as a resource for lesson and unit planning, close reading, and meaningful comprehension strategy experiences." – District Literacy Coach, TN
Know more about the platform from the expert Richard Byrne who has it covered in his blog “Free Technology for Teachers.”
Share your experience with us and let us know if ReadWorks really works?