Core Clicks is the go-to source for effective, interactive Common Core lesson plans. Ready-made and easy to use, Core Clicks lessons combine compelling nonfiction texts with interactive features to build the major ELA/literacy skills required by the standards.
Core Clicks is divided into 108 Lessons, called Text Studies. Each one builds a specific Common Core skill by guiding educators and students through THREE READS of a short, engaging informational text.
Throughout these three reads, interactive features challenge students to analyze the text in the ways they’ll be required to on PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments.
Once a user logs in to Core Clicks, they have instant access to all 108 Text Studies (18 per grade). The user simply selects the skill and subject they want to focus on, and they’re ready to teach a Common Core skill through THREE READS of a compelling informational text.
Beyond the 108 Text Studies, Core Clicks also offers an array of digital teaching tools to help educators review concepts and assess progress.
For each major Common Core skill, a corresponding
Skill Workout reviews the concept with
direct-instruction videos, additional text-based
activities, and printable worksheets—requires
virtually no prep time!
Each Common Core Lesson Plan features 5
multiple-choice, text based questions for a light assessment after reading.
These text activities require students to apply a Common Core skill to a new and unfamiliar text just like they will be required to do on the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments.
Core Clicks has been designed and created by the team behind Scholastic News and Weekly Reader classroom magazines. As anyone who has subscribed to these titles knows, this team of editors, writers, programmers, and literacy experts has
extensive experience providing teachers with rigorous
ready-made lesson plans. They’ve brought that experience to
Core Clicks. Our team has meticulously aligned every text
study to the Common Core Standards and gone above and
beyond in developing a close reading product that’s optimized
for your current classroom technology.