Thanks to Ashley for the adorable girl clip art!
It’s time for Wednesday Website #4!  I took last week off for the holiday but I’m back to share another awesome site with you!  The last couple weeks I shared more primary oriented websites and this week I’m sharing another one that’s better for the intermediate grades.
Read Theory is a great, FREE website that you can use to have students independently practice and build their comprehension skills.  It’s a relatively new site (just launched this spring) so there have been a few kinks.  But, overall, I think the site is fantastic!
First you need to Register on the top.  I’d recommend you not using Facebook to register since you’ll be using this with your students.  You just type in your name, birthday, and email address.  Then they send you a confirmation email.  After you click that, you get the second part of the registration to complete.  This is where you identify that you are a teacher.
Then you need to set up your class(es)!
On the top select My Classes, and then once you’re at the classes screen, select to create a new class.
I love that you are able to preassign usernames and passwords for students so that you don’t have to *really* keep track of them.  You are also able to assign a level for your students or have them take the placement quiz.  I’m not sure if I didn’t see the quiz option or if I just assigned them before, but I wish they had taken the placement quiz.
The website is designed to be intuitive with students’ performance.  They’re even working on making it better now.  If students score poorly on a quiz, they go down a level.  If they do great, they go up another level.  I used it a few times with my students and enjoyed it.  I look forward to using it all year long with my third graders.
Here are some other helpful portions of their site where you can get additional information.
Content samples for you to check out what the students do.
And the FAQ’s.
I hope you find this website helpful!  I can’t wait to see what others’ link up with!

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