Skill Builders Tip #2 – Editing NextLesson’s Skill Builders

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Quick Editing for Skill Builders

We know that you want to add, change, and delete problems, sentences, words, etc. from time to time to keep student work accessible yet challenging. We get it! That’s why we offer editing on our interactive platform for most of our Skill Builder lessons. Each of our Skill Builders has its own format (age-appropriate), so let’s break down the process by Skill Builder type.  

First, a time tip (we love this one): If you make a mistake in editing and don’t have the time to fix it or you wish to get the original lesson back – just delete the lesson from your My Lesson library and download it again. Think of this as being similar to tossing a bad copy in the recycling bin and making another one from the clean master. 😉

Check out the Skill Builder type below –  that you’re currently using – and know that you can always return here for tips on the others, too.

Essentials (Math grades K-3 and ELA grades K-6)

  • Add the Essential Skill Builder to your My Lessons library
  • Choose the Word version to download
  • Open and edit in Word

Crime Scene Decoders (Math grades 3-12) + Whodunnit (Math grades 3-12 and ELA grades 7-12)

  • Add the Crime Scene Decoder or Whodunnit to your My Lessons library
  • Open the lesson
  • Be sure the Editing button at the top is on (green)
  • Change a question or answer by clicking on and deleting the existing text and typing the question and answer
  • Add an additional answer choice by selecting Add option
  • Click the gear next to the question to see other editing options
  • Be mindful of how your change affects the final solution!
  • Want to get back the lesson in its original state? Simply simply search for and re-download the lesson. Delete the old version or rename it so that you can easily tell the difference between the two.

Person Puzzles (Math grades 3 – 12)

  • Add the Person Puzzle to your My Lessons library
  • Open the lesson
  • Be sure the Editing button at the top is on (green)
  • Change a question or answer by clicking on and deleting the existing text and typing the question and answer
  • Add an additional answer choice by selecting Add option
  • Click the gear next to the question to see other editing options
  • Add an image on the right using the Choose File and Upload Image option
  • Want to get back the lesson in its original state? Simply simply search for and re-download the lesson. Delete the old version or rename it so that you can easily tell the difference between the two.

STEM – ersion (Math grades 9-12)

  • All in .pdf form and not editable at this time. 😦    
  • Our curriculum team is working to make these editable as soon as possible. 

Choose Your Own Adventure (Math grades 6-12)

  • All in .pdf form and not editable at this time. 😦
  • Our curriculum team is working to make these editable as soon as possible.