The Role of Books and Passages
ReadWorks provides over 1,000 non-fiction passages for grades 2-6 (see the list)
Questions for each passage are aligned to essential skills and strategies.
Reading passages feature vocabulary and definitions.
- Students read a variety of non-fiction topics to build background knowledge.
Each K-4 lesson is based on a read-aloud book (see the list)
Lessons are based on our recommended book.
ReadWorks also provides a list of other popular books that will work well for the lesson.
- Read-aloud books are crucial in teaching reading comprehension. It is the only way for students to acquire more sophisticated vocabulary, background knowledge, and textual understanding, especially for those students who cannot yet read with fluency.
Each 5-6 lesson is part of a novel unit (see the list)
Multiple skills and strategies are taught within each 5-6 novel unit.
Novel levels are provided using the Fountas and Pinnell and Lexile leveling systems, so that students can engage with texts at their reading level.
- Novel units are categorized by genre.