The team behind Scholastic News and Weekly Reader magazines brings their unparalleled talent for creating engaging nonfiction to a new Common Core product. Core Clicks is an
all-digital online program that uses short concise texts, multimedia features, and challenging performance tasks to build the close reading and analysis skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards.
Text Studies are the cornerstone of Core Clicks. The program features 108 of these educational units, requiring approximately four class periods each. Text Studies guide students and educators through THREE READS of an engaging text with a focus on a specific Common Core skill. Each time students read the text they will be presented with different multimedia features and embedded performances tasks designed to reinforce the skill.Try Two of Our Text Studies In Your Common Core Curriculum >>
When a teacher arrives at the Core Clicks homepage, they’ll be welcomed by a simple, elegant interface that organizes all 108 Text Studies in an easy-to-browse layout. Teachers can browse Text Studies by subject, grade level, reading level, or Common Core skill.
For instance, say you want a Science Text that focuses on “Cause & Effect” and falls in a Lexile Range of 700–800. It’s easy. Simply check those boxes on our handy browsing menu and Core Clicks will search our catalog of Text Studies to find the right interactive lesson for your needs.
How A Text Study Works
Once you select a lesson that fits your requirements, you’ll be taken to the Text Study’s main page. Here you can choose to “Read”, “Analyze,” or “Discuss” the text. You’ll also see two assessment features below, the “Skill Workout” and “Question Quest.”
Each of the top THREE buttons will take you directly to the thrilling e-text. But each button causes different interactive and multimedia features to appear in the text. Start with the “Read It” feature.
During a separate class period, educators can visit our Reading Checkpoints. These activities make perfect assessment prep exercises. Students must apply the Common Core skills they’ve learned from the Text Studies on a new and unfamiliar text. This is the exact same type of analysis they will be required to do on PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and other next-generation assessments.
Each Reading Checkpoint features a brand-new text that students’ haven’t seen before. Students will be required to read the text first. Then on each page, they’ll be asked a close reading question that requires students to analyze the texts in the ways required by the Common Core.
Core Clicks comes with Digital Locker technology exclusively for teachers. Inside their digital locker classroom management, educators are able to manage, assign, and score student work. In addition, they’ll be able to generate reports for groups, classes, or individuals.
As long as it’s connected to the Internet, you can use it with Core Clicks!* Explore our amazing Text Studies on any tablet, smartphone, interactive whiteboard, laptop, or desktop computer. Whether your school is PC or Macintosh, Core Clicks is ready to go right out of the box. That means your school doesn’t have to invest in any new hardware to get the most out of this powerful Common Core program.