Reading comprehension just got a lot easier!
Teaching reading and writing skills is no easy feat. I recently reviewed the video, 10 Free Web Tools to Promote Literacy, and learned a few wonderful tools that teachers use to help students with writing and reading comprehension.
These tools were mostly new to me. One that stood out was ReadWorks.org. ReadWorks is a non-profit organization committed to solving the nation’s reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the tools needed to improve student performance. I appreciate that their units and lessons are all research-based, and that everything in the site is pre-aligned to Common Core State Standards (a big time saver for those using Common Core).
Best of all, all the materials at ReadWorks are available for teachers free of charge.
If you found ReadWorks useful, you may be interested in some additional tools shared in the presentation. Check out the recording here (also linked below this article), and take a look at a copy of the backchannel discussion below.
Keep in mind this backchannel chat is the raw, unedited, unfiltered dialogue of what occurred between participants during a live presentation. No changes whatsoever made!
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