Reading Comprehension Instruction & Support
This excellent research-based resource features a superb library of literary and nonfiction text articles, reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments and additional instructional support for teachers. ReadWorks Digital is a brand new site that allows teachers to create classes, locate and assign texts with which students engage online, and monitor progress.
Please note: Teachers must create an account for each of these FREE resources.
This remarkable and growing library features texts in the following content areas and categories: Arts & Culture, Science & Math, Religion & Philosophy, Government & Economics, Geography, World & U.S. History, Primary Sources, Biographies and Famous Speeches. New features include Issue Spotlight, Dream Jobs and Myths & Legends. Engaging news articles in a variety of kid-friendly categories like War & Peace, Money, Kids, Science, Sports and more are also available. Each text is available in five reading levels (each is assigned a Lexile), and features a four-question multiple choice quiz and a writing prompt.
Guided by belief in "the transformative power of a great text, and a great question", this superb free resource features:
- a terrific collection of hundreds of fiction and nonfiction reading passages, including news articles, poems, short stories and historical documents, searchable by Lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device and common core standard, for students in grades 5 through 12;
- challenging text-dependent questions; and
- performance tracking in important reading and writing skills.