Core Clicks provides the high-quality nonfiction and performance tasks that students will encounter on PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and other Common Core assessments.
Developed by the team of Common Core experts at Scholastic News and Weekly Reader, Core Clicks is a digital nonfiction reading program that combines compelling informational texts with dynamic interactive features to keep students engaged while they prepare for tests.
Perfect Practice for the Common Core
Core Clicks is composed of 108 Text Studies that guide educators and students through THREE READS of concise informational texts about the length that they’ll encounter on upcoming assessments.
Each text features embedded performance tasks that challenge students to analyze the text as they would on a test. Performance tasks include text-marking activities, evidence-based questions, and drag-and-drop exercises modeled on the PARCC assessment.
Text Studies take students through three reads of a compelling text with a different learning objective for each encounter.
Each compelling text study is followed by a skill workout and light assessment. Based on the text just read, these exercises model the types of questions students will be asked on Common Core assessments.
Reading checkpoints have students read a new and unfamiliar text independently. They will then have to apply the skills they learned in the text studies. Reading checkpoints reproduce the experience of test taking. There are six Reading Checkpoints per grade level 3–5, and three per grade level for K–2. Teachers can easily assign checkpoints to individual students and track progress.
To help educators provide adequate practice for Common Core assessments, Core Clicks allows teachers to assign components of Core Clicks to individual students. Students simply log in to complete and submit assignments.
There are also features that can be tracked, including question quest and reading checkpoints, to help educators assess their students’ progress.