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Free, research-based curriculum tackles reading comprehension

ReadWorks is a free, Common Core-aligned program for grades K-6 that aims to improve teacher effectiveness and raise student achievement in reading comprehension.
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ReadWorks is a free, Common Core-aligned program for grades K-6 that aims to improve teacher effectiveness and raise student achievement in reading comprehension.

Features include:

  • a research-based curriculum, that provides teachers with specific and measurable learning objectives
  • interactive reading comprehension units and lessons
  • a gradual release of responsibility methodology, in which the teacher models comprehension while releasing responsibility to the student through guided practice and independent work
  • lessons that introduce vocabulary words for teachers and language for directly introducing the new vocabulary to students
  • lessons incorporating background knowledge development.

In addition to hundreds of lessons featuring fiction texts, ReadWorks provides over 1,000 Lexile-leveled non-fiction passages with research-based question sets for grades K-6. All of these passages are built as stand-alone curricular pieces that reinforce essential skills and strategies, establish scaffolding for vocabulary learning, and maximize implementation flexibility as both a read-aloud exercise and an independent reading practice tool.

For more information or to sign-up for the ReadWorks curriculum, visit www.ReadWorks.org.

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Six Million K-6 Students Nationwide Develop Reading Skills Requisite for High School Graduation, College and Careers With Proven ProgramNEW YORK – April 10, 2013 – As schools and districts look for solutions that will help their students build the reading comprehension skills requisite to meet the Common Core State Standards and other rigorous learning goals, more than 300,000 teachers serving six million students in all 50 states around the country already have the answer. They are using ReadWorks, a proven research-based, Common Core-aligned program for grades K-6 that improves teacher effectiveness and raises student achievement in reading comprehension.