Preparing Students for PARCC with Edmodo
1 Prior Setup
Go to ReadWorks.org and find a reading passage that is right for your classroom. Print out your reading passage and save the reading passage as a PDF. Make sure you only save the actual reading passage and not the whole document.
2 Creating the Lesson
Once you have your reading passage go onto Edmodo and upload the reading passage to your Edmodo library. Then click on the create a quiz feature on Edmodo. Then you need to retype all of your multiple choice questions from the reading passage or feel free to create your own questions. You can also create your own opened ended questions or use the opened ended questions provide by ReadWorks.org. Make sure you add the reading passage to each quiz question. Once you are done with typing in all the questions preview your quiz and set a time limit for your students.
3 Independent Practice
When students come to class have them log into Edmodo and take the quiz. Students will have to go back and forth between two internet windows in order to read the passage and answer the questions. This is an important skill for students to have to be able to manipulative multiple windows.
Key Standards Supported
Reading Informational Text
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.