ReadWorks’ skilled team of content writers and partners spend countless hours thinking deeply about the needs of all students and how best to create our free texts, tools, and resources that promote a love of and confidence in reading, analyzing, and comprehending. Learn about what goes into creating each passage on our website in our newest blog post.
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“I really appreciate that ReadWorks is research based and that it is free! And the number of reading passages available is huge!”
Becca Vaughn, Director of Development
By supplementing your instructional units in ELA and/or social studies with topically-aligned ReadWorks passages, you can provide your students even more reading practice while increasing their background knowledge across subjects in support of reading comprehension. Passages also come with text-dependent question sets so your students can practice rereading and analyzing texts.
Sharpen your students’ reading comprehension skills by adding our Groundhog Day reading passage to your lesson plan.
Stay tuned this year: ReadWorks has thousands of free articles perfect for every holiday, complete with ELL resources, vocabulary activities, and question sets for all grade levels. Happy reading!
Samuel Siegel, Marketing & Development Specialist
“ReadWorks provides high-quality and diverse texts in a similar format to our online state assessment. This practice in reading, comprehension, and test-taking strategies is an invaluable resource for all of my students.” - Sarah, Teacher, Arizona
“I love the ability to find high-quality reading materials that can be printed or accessed online. It is a great service.” - Jacki, Teacher, Vermont
Once an article is ready for prime time, we create the curricular supports you know and love - including our research-based question sets, vocabulary activities, and human-voice audio - each of which undergoes its own process of quality review and approval. The process of ensuring a high-quality text doesn't just end at publication, but it's ongoing and dynamic. The texts go through yearly reviews to keep our content up to date.
Reading research shows that building background knowledge helps students become better readers. We also know that there’s no substitute for reading texts from expert and diverse voices. For these reasons, we work with learning and content partners to bring articles spanning a wide range of topics from subject matter experts and diverse authors to teachers and students. In our library, you will find articles written by conservation experts from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, science educators from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, historians and history educators from the New-York Historical Society, art educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, International Quilt Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. We also have many authors from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds who write fiction texts based on their lived experiences.
Our trusted, high-quality, culturally diverse, and relevant library makes an impact across all communities, socioeconomic levels, and cultures. We are thrilled to be making differentiated instruction and personalized learning feasible for teachers to create a joyful and successful reading experience for every student.
Manjula Raman, Senior Director of Content & Curriculum / Senior DEI Coordinator
Melissa Calder, Director of Marketing & Engagement
Nathalie Karimian, Ed.D., Content & Curricular Supports Developer
Susanne Nobles, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer