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Recently I found another reading resource that is really helpful for kids, especially for teachers. It is a completely free resource, with reading materials, vocabulary sheets, and reading questions. The reading content subjects include science, social studies, original fiction and original reporting. All the reading materials are organized by grade levels. You can also search by keywords, Lexile level, skill and strategy. It is easy to find materials that fit your need.
A free leveled reading website for kids. Users can search articles and books by grade level, skill sets, reading level, key words, … Reading materials ranges from articles to novels, and covers wide range of topics, sports, news, … A wonderful literacy resource for school, homeschool, or reading practice at home. | education resource for kids from kindergarten to high school
The site is readworks.org. You do need sign up a free account to access the materials. All you need for the account is an email address.

Once you get into the account, you can search the reading materials in 4 different ways.

Skill and Strategy Units:

Here you can find reading materials for different skills, such as author’s purpose, character, fact and opinion, sequence, voice, vocabulary in context.

Comprehension Units:

Users can find units by grade level, from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Each lesson has a suggest book and a carefully designed level based question sheet. It is helpful for teachers or parents to see how each lesson is aligned with common core standard.

Reading passages:

This is the place to find reading articles for each grade level, from kindergarten to grade 12. Each article also has level appropriate questions. I also like the vocabulary sheets. For each vocabulary, there are several meanings, and several example sentences to help kids fully understand the meaning of the words.

Novel Study Units:

Currently there are only novels for grade 5 and 6. Each grade has about dozen novels listed. For each novel, there are 4 to 6 lessons to help kids understand the writing from different perspective, such as the author’s point of view, interpreting perspective, retell story using plot elements.

I like how the teaching materials are organized. It can be used for independent work, small-group work, whole-class lessons, or teacher read-aloud lessons. It is a helpful reading resource for teachers, homeschool families, and families who want to reinforce kids’ reading skills.

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  • Rene

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    • Thanks Rene for the encouragement and the idea. I will think about it!

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