Skills & Concepts Instruction lessons are interactive lessons that provide instruction and practice in critical literacy skills. They feature interactive questions interspersed throughout each lesson, which provide scaffolded checks for understanding, as well as graded assessments, and they give students the opportunity to dynamically engage with texts through highlighting, dragging and dropping, and annotating. All Skills & Concepts Instruction lessons are discrete, differentiated for grades 3-12, and aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards. They can be used as both an introduction to new material or as a platform to practice and sharpen skills that have been previously taught; they are especially effective when assigned in tandem with Applied Reading & Writing lessons geared toward each student's personal growth focus.
Skills & Concepts Instruction Features Include
• Dynamic progress bars indicate the instructional purpose of each screen. "Learn" indicates that students are learning concepts and practicing skills. "Check" indicates that students are going to be graded and assessed based on the question.
• Hints and rationales support independent learning. Hints (which are optional) gently guide students toward the correct answer, while rationales are displayed for each question after students answer correctly.