Digital Learning offers K-12 Teachers New Tools for Engaging Students

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3 things to look for in a digital reading practice, comprehension and word study program.

Reading fuels every area of study—from math to science to social studies and more—making reading practice critical for student success. Today, there are digital reading practice programs that can engage students in more personalized, interactive ways. However, some teachers may be concerned that digital tools offer breadth but not depth when it comes to reading practice. Here are 3 questions to ask to make sure you’re getting the most from a digital reading practice program:

1. Is it Engaging?
Yes, we have built SRA Reading Laboratory 2.0 to include fun elements and motivation for students to keep learning. Within each passage, there are 3-5 secrets for students to discover. Secrets are words in the passage that shake, rotate, rise, or spin. Secrets are designed to capture students’ interest by giving additional information about the word, to build background, or to provide fun facts. Secrets can be in the form of video, animation, images, trivia, and questions. Points are awarded for each secret a student finds.

Once students earn enough points, they can unlock different mini games to play, earn badges, and compete with their peers. Teachers may also use point totals as a reward system within the class.

2. Does it Meet Standards?
Yes, the program is built on Common Core State Standards for Language Arts for grades K and up.

3. Is it Cost-Effective?
Yes, you can get a 1-year student license for the cost of about two cups of coffee. Subscriptions are available for 1, 3, or 6-years. Volume discounts apply for longer subscriptions. We also offer a single student and teacher combo for home use.

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