Homeschool Reading Specialist

Yes, you can teach your child to read!

ReadWorks

on April 27, 2014

ReadWorks

Though I much prefer cuddling on the couch and reading a “real” book with my children, I wanted to share ReadWorks with you. ReadWorks is a non-profit site that operates on a donation basis.  It is free to all who register. The site provides reading comprehension material for K-8th grades. Perhaps the feature I like best is the search bar ~ you can enter grade level, lexile level, subject area, and the comprehension skill you want to target, hit the “apply” button and you will get a list of passages from which to choose, complete with questions for the student and a lesson plan for the teacher.

When registering, you will be asked to select the school in which you work based on your zip code.  For a homeschool teacher, you may select the “other” option. Easy!

Here is information from the “About” page of ReadWorks.org:

The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving 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, to be shared broadly.

The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.

When registering, you will be asked to select the school in which you work based on your zip code.  For a homeschool teacher, you may select the “other” option. I had no problems or hassles registering as a homeschool mom. Easy!


One response to “ReadWorks

  1. Michelle says:

    I taught in public school until this year when we decided homeschooling was best for our youngest. Readworks was one of my favorite things to use. If you haven’t used the Article a Day feature, I highly recommend it. The read a short article, think about what they read, and write two or three complete sentences in their Book of Knowledge. They have to really process what they’ve read.

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