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