This tool is free because it’s a non-profit sponsored by a number of funders including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund. It allows teachers to create student logins and assign articles. Teachers can choose content based on content, topic, lexile, or grade level. The ReadWorks Article-A-Day™ is a 15 minute daily routine that builds background knowledge and includes supports specifically for ELLs such as audio, Spanish language versions, sentence starter frames in the writing activity, and an ELL Starter option (good for all students) when students first begin to use Article-A-Day http://about.readworks.org/products.html#ELL . For specific set-up instructions on the ELL features see:

http://about.readworks.org/how-to-do-article-a-day-ell-and-extra-support.html.  The chart below was created by ReadWorks© to guide teachers in how to use the audio feature with English Learners:

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More information:

Slideshow on Article-A-Day

Guide to getting started with Readworks