About Reading Practice
Reading Practice lessons contain high-interest, authentic informational texts — featuring videos, graphs, charts, and other visual sources — that build up students’ discipline-specific background knowledge.
At the end of each Reading Practice lesson, students answer five multiple choice questions, which teachers can use to gauge comprehension. These questions also mirror the language and format of questions commonly found in state assessments.
All Reading Practice lessons are aligned to the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading. They can be assigned as independent or collaborative work, and are available to ThinkCERCA Basic and ThinkCERCA Premium users. Reading Practice lessons are differentiated by grade bands (3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12).
Reading Practice lessons were formerly known as “Additional Reading Practice.” The name was simplified to “Reading Practice” in July 2018.
Where to Find Reading Practice lessons
To find and assign Reading Practice lessons, scroll to the bottom of the Lesson Detail tab of a Writing Module. Under “Suggested Pairings,” there will be a list of relevant Reading Practice lessons to pair with the Writing Lesson. Select the name of the Reading Practice to assign, bookmark, or preview the lesson. Reading Practice can also be found via keyword search.
View this article for detailed instructions on how to assign a Reading Practice lesson.