When selecting an article, you will see the selection bar like this above. You can search by key word, grade level, lexile, type of text and skill. In addition to the articles, there are read aloud lessons for primary students, novel units for fifth grade and up, and you can search by skill too. I looked up Point of View recently, and there were lessons starting at grade three with specifically which point of view the lesson addressed. I was also looking for materials to help my students with context clues and there were lessons for all grades working that skill. The skills included are to the right.
This week, my students are working on poetry, and I was having trouble finding poems and materials that are worded similar to how my students will be assessed on our state assessment in May. I found a 64 page sequenced lesson plan with all of the materials I need. The lesson plan is done, but I may have to modify it to meet my division’s requirements. I don’t have to worry about whether it’s okay to use the poem for classroom use as Read Works has verified that already and put the poems into a printable format.
Recently, Read Works was even recognized with two awards, The Revere Award for 2014 by the Association of American Publishers and the CODIE Award for Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solutions. So, by all means, bookmark this site and check out how it might help you in working with your students. Just click the image below.