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Anyone use ReadWorks?
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I am lucky in that I teach in a parochial school and as long as we are covering the curriculum, we have pretty much independence as to HOW we do it. I will have a new partner teacher this year and we both hate the basal and especially the workbook. We discussed alternatives and she mentioned readworks. I went on the site but have lots of questions as to how it works in the classroom.


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I use some of it.
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I use it all the time and love it. I use the lessons now and then and I use the worksheets. They kick my kids' butts.

I really like how the questions are worded because I think they mirror PARCC nicely and it makes them think and go back and look at the text. It also used text features nicely.

I'm concerned it's not going to be free forever so I have them save on my Google Drive in folders by skill.
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I have used several of the skills lessons. I really like them.
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Is it something you need to have a copies of the book for each child? If so, how do you manage that?


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Our team used it. I also use some of the skill lesson too. I make copies for my kids and teach stryaegies sometimes as well. The questions can be killer but that why I like it. They mix multiple choice with written responses. I also like the variety of reading levels. I am probably going to use it more this coming year for strategy and skill practice in centers.
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I used it a lot, to supplement the basal. Next year, I will focus more on our standards and use it even more. It will be better for text coding and marking....less post it notes for the basal!!
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I use the passages/articles and questions for guided reading or strategy groups sometimes!
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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I use it, along with NewsELA. I have the free version of NewsELA. I love both of them. The questions are difficult, but I'm glad they are.
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It i a wonderful resource. I use the selections often. I like how you can differeniate for guided reading and that there are topics from science and s.s too.


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Our team has been using Readworks for the past 2 years to supplement for close reading. The students do enjoy the passages and I agree that the questions do mirror somewhat the questions on our Smarter Balance test. After the first year however, we found that we needed to go up a level or two to find more challenging and longer passages. The Smarter Balance is a BRUTAL test and endurance plays a large part. Readworks does have a wealth of skills, topics, and genres to chose from.
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Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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I use it all of the time. I also, as said previously, feel that the questioning is pretty rigorous and a good practice for the kids. I use them for skill work in centers and also for homework.


I use that along with LearnZillion a ton within my classroom.
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I do this thing called "read to find" where we read a paragraph at a time I have them read to find something as they read. It gives them a purpose for reading. They highlight, or write on the side, their answer. It helps them find main ideas, important facts, etc.

Read works is fantastic for this. I gradually release responsibility so they RTF on their own.

I do make copies which isn't an issue.

I like their lessons as well. I also use Learnzillion a lot but I don't like their lessons as much. I like their short video lessons a lot.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Have you looked into possibly using Scholastic's Storyworks. I used it this year in place of my basal. I loved it. It is not too expensive and there is so many resources available on their online site. I also work at a parochial school so we are tied into the common core but this program does follow the common core. Check it out!
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I hadn't seen Storyworks, so thanks for mentioning that! One question: Those Lexile levels are really too high for most third-graders. How do you work with that in your classroom? Very few of my students this year would have been able to read most of the magazine...
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Can you give a brief overview in how this works?
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I'm not sure I can do it justice. You should look it up on the internet to really see how awesome it is. I will give you my experience with it. When I first decided to use it I was planning on using both my basal and Storyworks but after receiving the first packet of magazines and seeing how excited the students got about the stories, I ending up not using my basal at all.

Each magazine contains a variety of genre: informational and narrative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, debates and read aloud plays based on myths, classic literature and history. There is always a paired text too for the students to analyze. The magazine also has a grammar lesson and argumentitive writing prompts. As a teacher you can get onto Storyworks Online that has all of the worksheets and videos that are available for each issue. That is also where you have access to lower Lexile versions of the text if you need it. Most of the worksheets and even the tests come in a higher and lower level version.

I will be using it again this year.
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