Zinc Reading Labs is an online library of articles and accompanying vocabulary lessons, comprehension instruction guides and assessments. Teachers browse articles by topic and assign them to students to read and complete interactive vocabulary lessons and comprehension quizzes. Zinc Reading Labs is available at an annual, per student user rate.
Teachers begin using Zinc Reading labs by registering online and creating a profile. Once logged in, they search for articles and assessments by selecting a topic channel such as sports, world, psychology, or pop culture. They can filter their search by using drop down menus to select particular Common Core standards, difficulty level, reading level, or length.
Once they have selected an article to assign to students, teachers are prompted to preview new vocabulary words that will be taught to students when they start reading the article. Teachers then assign the article to students. If teachers wish to assign students additional or test preparation vocabulary to accompany the text, they can search their ‘Vocabulary’ dashboard for ‘sets’ or vocabulary instruction. They search sets by using drop down menus to select desired grade level,category, or keyword and assign to students.
To view student assessment score reports, teachers select their ‘Reports’ dashboard. Reports can be generated for individual student performance, class usage and performance, assignments performance, and class reading skills.
From their student profile, students open assigned articles and begin by learning the new accompanying vocabulary. They play a vocabulary comprehension game by viewing images, synonyms, definitions, and sentences as prompted, or can choose to pass over the vocabulary quiz and read the article immediately. Students then read the article and take a comprehension assessment wherein they select answer to multiple choice questions or type in their predictions and answers. Students can share their assessment results with teaches, administrators, and teachers.
Zinc Reading Labs costs $10.00 per student, annually.
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