Interactive Curriculum Support for the Common Core

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.

The Perfect Complement to Your Common Core Curriculum

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.

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Each Text Study Focuses on One of These Curriculum Skills

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Cause & Effect
  • Problem & Solution
  • Reason & Evidence
  • Text Evidence
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Word Meaning
  • Point of View
  • Sequencing
  • Text Features
  • Visual Texts
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Making Inferences

A Closer Look At Core Clicks: The
Common Core Curriculum Program

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.

The First Read–Requires One Class Period
  • Read the short compelling text
  • Watch an exciting video
  • Listen to the text read aloud
    (for additional support)
  • Listen to a “Before You Read” audio clip that sets a purpose for reading
  • Teach new vocabulary with “Word workout” interactive activities that introduce unfamiliar words and quiz students to make sure they retain the definition.
The Second Read–Requires One Class Period
  • Go through the text a second time—this time, embedded close reading questions appear on every page
  • Answer text-dependent multiple-choice questions
  • Complete text marking as well as drag-and-drop activities



The Third Read–Requires One Class Period
  • Thoroughly discuss the text with thought-provoking discussion prompton every page of the text
Review–Requires One Class Period
  • Review the spotlight skill with the Skill Workout – including a video that explains the Skill, an activity that reinforces the skill, and a printable assessment that has your students apply the skill
  • Complete the Question Quest for a light assessment
How Assessment Prep Works

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.

Tracking and Reporting For
Your Common Core Curriculum

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.

Now You Can Teach Your Common Core Curriculum on Any Device!

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.

The Full Program
Your Purchase of Core Clicks Includes
  • Full Access to All 108 Text Studies, including:
    • 108 highly engaging informational texts on science and social studies topics
    • Embedded text-dependent performance tasks that prepare students for next-generation assessments
    • Videos, audio read-alouds, and “before your read” audio clip
  • Full Access to All Performance Tasks, Videos, and Assessment Prep Tools
  • Digital Locker Tracking and Reporting Tools
  • Implementation Guide
  • Online Lesson Plans With Extension Activities