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Zinc Reading Labs
by Zinc Learning Labs
GRADES / High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education, Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / License
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Preparation for college-level reading

Overview

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.

APPROACH

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.

PRICING

Zinc Reading Labs costs $10.00 per student, annually. 

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

I would love my students to create their own book.
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Sheri Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

I would love my students to create their own book.
I would love to include books about the song artists that they listen to daily.
I would...

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Teacher. School Type: High School, College Prep School

This product seems perfect. It is the best one I have viewed today.
I would have to come up with a way to avoid cheating.
I would give consequences...

PRICING PLANS

License

Zinc Data Pro - The cost per student is reduced for larger purchases, and we start at $10 per student.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, or Parent.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned
State-Standards Aligned State-Standards Aligned

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Game-based Learning Game-based Learning

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts
Reading Reading
Vocabulary Vocabulary