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'Article-A-Day' - a 10 min. daily routine (ReadWorks)

posted Mar 7, 2017, 11:58 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

ReadWorks.org presents 'Article-A-Day' which is a 10 minute daily routine that dramatically increases your students' background knowledge, vocabulary, and stamina

Longer Passages to Build Stamina - ReadWorks.org

posted Dec 5, 2016, 6:25 AM by Jeffrey Jones

http://www.readworks.org/rw/longer-passages-build-stamina

(Earlier grade levels available as well. Registration is free.)

9th - 10th Grade

"The Rise of Oxygen in the Earth's Atmosphere"
Word Count: 1,233
Lexile: 1240

"Dancing Ganesha"
Word Count: 1,278
Lexile: 1195

"The U.S. Constitution"
Word Count: 4,493
Lexile: 1580


11th - 12th Grade

"New Orleans and the History of Jazz [Abridged]"
Word Count: 1,316
Lexile: 1480

"The League of the Iroquois"
Word Count: 2,472
Lexile: 1550

"Patrick Cleburne's Proposal to Arm Slaves"
Word Count: 4,095
Lexile: 1410

ReadWorks.org - Paired Texts & Question Sets

posted Sep 6, 2016, 9:54 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

Reading two texts with a similar theme, topic, or other element, can help move your students towards reading and comprehending more complex texts: 

K-12th Grade Paired Texts & Question Sets

Each pair comes with questions that explore the relationship between the two texts.

To find the paired text of a passage, go to the passage page and click the green tab labeled “Paired Texts.” You can find the paired text questions on this tab as well.

Search all the K-12 Reading Passages - http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades
(look for your 'Subjects' under 'Domain') 


Clarification about the 'legacy' or traditional Website and the Digital Website - 

"The .org website is our legacy website that we will be retiring by the end of the year when the digital website will have all of our assets. Today, both websites have all of the reading passages and associated curriculum, however, only the legacy website has all the lessons and units based on trade books. We will be migrating those materials to the new digital website throughout 2017."

Tech Resources and Tools - Reading

posted Sep 3, 2016, 8:18 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 8:19 PM ]

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