Dear ReadWorks Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Supporters:
We support educators, families, and districts
As schools close across the country due to COVID-19, and we work to keep each other safe and healthy, educators, districts, and families are facing an unprecedented teaching challenge. Here at ReadWorks, we are even more dedicated to our nonprofit mission than ever before: to support the effective teaching and learning of reading. In this ever-changing situation, we wanted to be sure to clarify some of our policies and update you on what we’ll be doing going forward.
ReadWorks platform and materials are free, always
Teachers, parents, and students never have to pay to access ReadWorks digitally or otherwise. All adults, no matter who they are, may create a digital class and assign reading content and curriculum to students for free. We have always believed that students deserve barrier-free access to the highest-quality reading materials and instruction, and that belief has only grown stronger during this crisis.
Copyright permissions for the 2019-2020 school year - please print, copy, post, and share!
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about permissions and access. All educators ALWAYS have permission (and encouragement!!) to print and create copies of any and all materials on ReadWorks to send home. For educators looking to post our resources to an LMS, we are granting special permissions until the end of the 2019-2020 school year to post and share any of our resources in this way.
ReadWorks is free for parents too!
Families will need to play a more active role in supporting education at home than ever before. ReadWorks is here for families and, as always, invites parents, guardians, and family members to create free accounts. Please consider sharing ReadWorks with the families in your network. We are creating dedicated resources to support families including an on-demand webinars, videos, and more.
Dedicated resources for remote learning
Please check out and share our resources for remote learning, which includes guidance on best practices for remote learning in general, as well as for using ReadWorks remotely. We will continue to update the page as long as remote learning lasts. Start with 5 tips for remote learning.
Susanne Nobles, Ph.D, ReadWorks’ Director of Teaching & Learning and remote learning expert, will host free webinars to share effective and research-based strategies along with completely free resources that may help in these challenging times. You can register for a webinar or watch the webinar on-demand here.
“Effective Remote Learning” Facebook Group
Join our new “Effective Remote Learning” Facebook group to share ideas with other educators and ask questions of our reading and remote learning experts. Join the group now.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the ongoing situation. If we can support you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your heroic efforts to support teaching and learning during these challenging times.
Executive Director, ReadWorks