Performance Tasks Tip #4 – How can I set the reading level of text and questions?

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  • English Learners need accessible vocabulary and structure
  • Struggling students should participate but need a lower reading level
  • Accelerated students should be challenged with more complex language

Setting the Reading Level in ELA Performance Tasks

First, we are talking about ELA Performance Tasks and not Math. The ELA Performance Tasks are much denser with language, structure, vocabulary, and require writing – making them our top priority.

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Projects & Activities Tip #3 – How can I monitor student progress?

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Real Time View and Submissions View for Student Work

While many of our Projects and Activities contain offline hands-on components, usually some portion of the Project or Activity requires students to input their responses or answers online. Guess what, we give you insight into these responses in both real time and submissions view! We know how important it is to be able to monitor students progress throughout a lesson to identify areas needing reteaching, opportunities to intervene, and also the ability to assess student work. NextLesson’s interactive platform will save you time by giving you insight into student progress and work.

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Rank & Reason Tip #3 – Why edit a Rank & Reason discussion?

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  • Increase the complexity by adding to the ranking list
  • Support the items in the list with images or text
  • Clarify the question with more background info
  • Edit the driving question to match your curriculum more closely


Simple Editing for Rank & Reason Discussions

Let’s face it. As a profession, we are a group of editors who like to adapt and edit lessons, even our own, from year to year or class to class. Knowing this, we wanted to give the editing power to teachers as much as possible. Note: Editing prior to students beginning their interaction with Rank & Reason will ensure everyone has the same changes.

Here are four quick scenarios and the editing solutions:

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Skill Builders Tip #3 – How can I tell how my students are doing?

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  • Get a real time view of student work to monitor progress and intervene sooner
  • See final answer submissions to assess student understanding

Real Time Vs Submitted View of Student Work

Teachers are some of the most flexible and adaptable people we know! During any given lesson they are constantly monitoring student progress and adjusting goals and expectations based upon how the class is doing. We get just how important it is to have this insight into student learning not just when a lesson is turned in, but throughout the lesson as well. Great news, our interactive platform has got you covered!

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Class Manager Tip #3 – Why do we offer different lesson types?

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  • To better allow you to differentiate for your students
  • To give you flexibility with lesson duration
  • To allow you to challenge your students or focus on building foundational skills

Finding the Right Lesson Types for Your Classes

We know that each class is unique. Depending on what grade or subject you teach, you might be interested in different lesson types. Also, within a class, sometimes you need to differentiate for your students using different content. Well, you are in luck! Not only does NextLesson help you set up classes within Class Manager, but we offer a wide range of lesson types to assign to those classes, too!

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