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Use the presentation above and click the gear for notes to go with each slide. Or download the presentation and guide below.
Step 1: Set a purpose for reading
- Please do this every day for at least the first few weeks, then just remind students every few days as the year goes on.
Step 2: Have your students read the article independently
ReadWorks has curated weekly sets of articles. All of the articles for the week are related by topic. Research has proven that when students read articles that are related, they learn exponentially more knowledge! Find ReadWorks Article-A-Day sets at a range of levels below.
Step 3: The "Book of Knowledge"
- For the "Book of Knowledge" you can use the online tool, pieces of paper, or a composition book
- Have your students write down, or draw a picture of, two or three things they learned from reading and would like to remember in their own "Book of Knowledge."
- In addition to extra writing each day, students will see, document, and own all of the knowledge they are building over the weeks and months. Examples below.
Step 4: Students share knowledge in 1 or 2 minutes
- After students are done reading, and have made an entry into their Book of Knowledge, do a brief sharing activity with the class about what they've learned and would like to remember. Simply ask a few students to share with the class out loud one thing they each learned from the article.
- We suggest also having a class Book of Knowledge, for example on chart paper. This is great to use for a knowledge review with the class at the end of each week. Examples below.
Use this tool to observe other teachers doing RAAD. Or, use it to reflect on your own process.
Reflect - For Teachers
Use this tool to reflect on your Article-A-Day practice on your own or with colleagues.
Why do Article-A-Day?
Share your questions and ideas about Article-A-Day
Share thoughts and pictures about what you're doing in your classroom and/ or ask questions of what other teachers are doing.