What is Zinc READing Labs?
Zinc Reading Labs is a supplemental online literacy program that combines engaging vocabulary games, high-interest text, gaming elements and detailed reports to get middle and high school students reading and on a trajectory towards college-readiness.
WHY ZINC READING LABS?
There are many supplemental literacy programs to choose from, but Zinc is the only one that combines vocabulary instruction with critical reading.
|ZINC||TYPICAL VOCABULARY PROGRAM||TYPICAL READING PROGRAM|
|SPACED REPETITION OF NEW WORDS|
|AUTHENTIC, UNALTERED TEXT FROM THE “REAL WORLD”|
|TEXT AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS|
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
Research consistently supports Zinc's unique approach of explicit in-context vocabulary instruction, close-reading practice and engaging content. More on how and why this combination is effective can be found in the Improving Adolescent Literacy report from the Institute of Educational Sciences.
WHO'S USING ZINC?
Our reach is fast growing! Currently, Zinc is in over 400 districts around the United States and is part of the New York City Department of Education's iZone Short Cycle Evaluation Challenge.
In summer of 2016, Zinc was integrated into the College Board's SpringBoard Digital ELA platform, allowing Zinc to reach 2M+ users!