Reading Comprehension Strategiesfor the Common Core

Teaching reading strategies to your
studendts is simple with Core Clicks.
This digital nonfiction reading
program guides students and
educators through multiple reads of
short informational texts to develop
the strategies students will need for
the PARCC and Smarter Balanced

Reading comprehension strategies
covered in Core Clicks include:

  • Interpreting Visuals
  • Using Text Features (Print
  • Word Meaning and Context
  • Sequencing
  • Make Inferences
  • Finding the Main Idea and Key
  • Recognizing Cause and Effect
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Defining Author's Porpuse
  • Citing Reasons and Evidence
  • Citing Textual Evidence
  • Determining Point of View
  • Understanding Problem and
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Teaching Reading Strategies with
High-Quality Texts

Core Clicks is divided into 108 Text Studies (18 per grade). Each Text
Study focuses on one specific reading comprehension strategy from the
list above.

At the center of each Text Study is a short, engaging informational text
co-written by child literacy experts and editors of Scholastic News®
and Weekly Reader®.

Interactive features embedded in the text guide educators and students
through "three reads" of the text, delving deeper with each encounter.
Interactive features include text-marking activites, vocabulary support,
discussion questions, and other text-dependent exercises to develop
critical comprehension strategies from the Common Core Standards.

The Three-Read System for
Nonfiction Reading
Comprehension Strategies

The First Read–Read It! (Requires One Class Period)
  • Build engagement right away with a "Before
    You Read" audio clip and compelling video–perfect
    for developing phonological awareness in
    auditory and visual learners.
  • Students become familiar with the text and are
    accompanied by contextual vocabulary pop-us
    and an optional audio read-aloud.
The Second Read–Analyze It! (Requires One Class Period)
  • Once your students have a basic understanding
    of the text, they can explore the nonfiction piece
    more closely with text marking and
    grade-appropiate text-dependent questions

    that can be read aloud.
  • Students are challenged to apply the strategies
    and skills they've learned so far.
The Third Read–Discuss It!(Requires One Class Period)
  • Your students have a thorough understanding of the
    text and can take advantage of pop-up discussion
    questions to foster critical thinking about the
    text–and the strategies they've learned. Reward
    them for their efforts with a fun debate!
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Skills Reinforcement and Assessment
Skill Workout

After thoroughly examining the text, teachers focus
on reinforcing the reading strategies with Skill
Workouts. These exercises include videos for direct
instruction, interactive text-based activities, and
printable worksheets.

Question Quests

These light assessments are part of each text study and
enable you to track progress. Five on-level multiple-choice
questions ensure students grasp the reading
comprehension strategies before applying them to
unfamiliar texts. Teachers can track student performance on this feature.

Reading Checkpoint for Test Prep

Here's where students will use the strategies they've
developed in the Text Study on a new and unfamiliar
text. After you've fully covered a Spotlight Skill, students
will use it with a new text and short assessment. These
checkpoints deliver the types of analytical questions
students will encounter on the PARCC and Smarter
Balanced assessment. Teachers can track student performance on this feature.

  • Full use of ALL 108 Text Studies (18 per grade level)
  • 20 Skill Videos
  • 27 Reading Checkpoints
  • Tracking and Reporting Tools
  • Teaching and Implementation Guides
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