With planning, teaching, grading, one-on-one and small group interventions, plus administrative duties, it’s no wonder the most commonly cited reason for not using ReadWorks more is not having enough time.
This consistent feedback has helped our team prioritize routines designed to give you back critical time in the classroom.
Here are three ways ReadWorks can save you time:
1. Build background knowledge and grow vocabularies in only 10 minutes a day
Article-A-Day is a 10-minute routine designed to be done every day to build background knowledge, vocabulary, and reading stamina, complementing a broad range of curricula for kindergarteners to eighth-graders.
To make planning even easier, teachers can introduce students to a new topic every week of the school year with our Scope & Sequences, grouped topically or systematically to build vocabulary. Sets gradually become more challenging as the school year progresses and are coordinated by topics across grade levels.
2. Integrate ReadWorks’ Book Studies with your novel units
Enrich your curriculum with ReadWorks Book Studies: hand-curated text sets to support commonly taught books in ELA curricula, like The Lightning Thief, Esperanza Rising, Wonder, Sarah, Plain and Tall, and many more!
The three types of Book Studies are: (1) Knowledge Book Studies that build deep knowledge around key content, (2) Theme Book Studies to inspire thematic reflection and discussions, and (3) Deeper Dive Book Studies that excite students with engaging topics related to the books. Each passage includes a text-dependent question set to support integrated reading practice.
3. Use ReadWorks’ alignments and connections to integrate research-based reading routines into your curricula
There are many ways to easily integrate ReadWorks into your instruction with our FREE alignment offerings -- by book, by topic, by decoding, by vocabulary, and by your core curriculum!