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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Have you used this website? (ReadWorks.org)

Hi everyone!  I just recently found out about this website, ReadWorks.org, and I had to spread the word!  
I'm sure many of you already use this FREE site but I would love for you to comment on how it 
has helped you or provide a tip for me since I have just started navigating it.  
Here is a snapshot of the homepage:


This is what ReadWorks is all about:
ReadWorks gives you a proven, research-based program for teaching reading comprehension.

  • ReadWorks’ lessons focus on the essential skills and strategies your students must master to become successful readers.
  • The lessons are FREE. ReadWorks is a non-profit organization of educators with the mission to help students excel at reading comprehension.
If you like ReadWorks and our lessons, you can help us advance reading comprehension by sharing ReadWorks with your colleagues and school leaders. 

1,000 Non-fiction Passages!

- Aligned to the Common Core and State Standards

- Research-based question sets

- Lexile Leveled


Common Core Aligned

- Meets ELA Standards for All 50 States

- Complements Core Reading Programs

- Based on Leading Research

- Free, to be shared broadly

Teachers Rave!

"I just want to say thank you for providing excellent worksheets and ideas to use.
I'm a 3rd grade teacher and have used these worksheets to push my students to higher thinking skills."
- 3rd Grade Teacher, Arizona


You can search for lessons by Common Core Standards and enter your state as well.  Here is an example of the lessons that correlate to just one standard ( 4.RL.1):
Reading Standards for Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Urban Education Exchange

You can also search by topic.  Here is an example of a 4th grade passage with questions (multiple choice and short responses) on Colonization and the Revolutionary War.

What do you think?  I would love to hear your comments!


  1. My second grade block uses this site. We usually go up a few levels from what is listed so that we are challenging our kids.
    Mary at Pitner's Potpourri

  2. I absolutely love this site! I use it mainly for nonfiction passages for my kiddos to read and work on fluency, comprehension and other reading strategies during buddy reading or during morning work! It is such a great resource and easy to differentiate thanks to the leveled activities! :)


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  4. I found this website at Christmas, and I love it! I think it is a great idea to blog about this website. I am actually planning to share readworks.org with my colleagues at our next PLT meeting. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Teaching Fourth

  5. This is a very cool website. I was just digging around in it because we have been looking for more fluency passages to have our students practice with. Nothing for 1st grade but great passages for 2nd and up. Just sent it to our literacy coach at our school. Thanks for the tip!

  6. Hey Holly!

    I REALLY love your blog! Thanks for checking out my blog as well! I think it is ESSENTIAL that we (teacher in general, but 4th grade teachers to be specific) share ideas and collaborate using this awesome digital medium!

    :) :) :)

  7. This looks like a great resource! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  8. Thanks for sharing this website. I teach 1st grade so it won't help me, but I shared it with the building reading coach and she shared it with all the other building reading coaches in our district and they went gaga over it! So thanks again!!

  9. I agree, this is such a great site! I am working on planning a unit on author's purpose and forgot about this great resource. Thanks for reminding me.


    Leaping into Third