Teacher Review For LearnZillion

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

Amy K.
Classroom teacher
Cornell Senior High School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
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.
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.