Online Reading Tools are Easy to Integrate into Every Classroom with ReadWorks Back-to-School Features

Education Technology Insights | Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Back-to-School features of ReadWork will enable students and teachers to improve their educational learning processes.

FREMONT, CA: Online learning platforms are highly beneficial for students and teachers because of their exciting features and seamless user interface, which allow students and teachers to simplify their learning experience.

With the largest update list for the easy-to-use free reading tool created by ReadWorks since its launch over ten years ago, ReadWorks is expanding at a crucial time for teachers and students. ReadWorks' online application has transformed with over 5,500 texts, curricular supports, and strategic and thoughtful technical updates to make it easier for teachers to use.

Recent research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students' learning opportunities suggests that ReadWorks' mission to improve the reading crisis is more important than ever. Providing teachers with access to a wide range of reading activities will continue to be supported through the new features. The ReadWorks platform has expanded its online learning capabilities to more in-person instruction as the school year transitions from remote learning to in-person instruction. These new features will benefit more than 1 million teachers already using ReadWorks and the many new users joining this school year.

"We gather feedback from teachers all year long to then focus our back-to-school improvements and tool enhancements on the key ideas that will help them even more easily use ReadWorks to deepen their reading instruction," said ReadWorks' Chief Academic Officer Susanne Nobles

The latest content features are:

ReadWorks can now be accessed via a single sign-on platform through Clever. Educators will benefit from this integration and partnership. More than 40 widely used middle and elementary school novels will now be supported by hand-curated text sets, including reading passages and text-dependent questions. Teachers can plan rich novel units faster with these resources. Digital assignments, Google Classroom integration, or printing are all possible.

Thousands of nonfiction and fiction texts featuring diverse populations, settings, and characters are now available thanks to ReadWorks' internal search engine. These texts and questions make it easier to see themselves in their reading and learn more about other people.

It's now easier than ever for us to access these two powerful tools. Teachers can easily assign impactful supplemental reading using the Reading Mindset Snapshot, and with the Scope and Sequences, they can get to know students more deeply as readers.

New help features:

Frequently Asked Questions are included in ReadWorks' enhanced help center. One to two business days are expected to resolve technical issues from educators with the customer support team. The teacher-friendly How-To section makes it easy to find and use the most popular tools, from full-year alignments that align with different standards and curricula to robust grade reports. This includes significant changes to every application section in support of teacher discoverability.

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