Thorough, but repetitive. Students can lose interest in the reading passages

Submitted 7 years ago
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My Take

I think that the passages are interesting, but there could be more variety. There are only about 6 weeks worth of material for each grade (for close reading). Additionally, they use the same short passage for a week's worth of lessons. While this might be effective, it does leave some students losing interest. It leaves me having to weigh the loss of interest vs. the meaningful lessons. Sometimes I can do the whole week lessons, sometimes we only do 2-3 lessons with one passage. Overall this is well researched and helpful material.

How I Use It

I use the 7th and 8th grade reading materials on LearnZillion. There are weekly plans that include passages, questions, and videos.