try Zinc's paired passage set, Our future with robots!

This article set examines our desire to build ever-smarter machines. What's the future of humans if robots become as smart as we are?


article 1: as robots grow smarter, american workers struggle to keep up

Level 3 (6th-8th grade stretch), 7 min. read

Read the article here.


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ASSESSMENTS ACCOMPANY READING AND VOCABULARY SETS

Articles and fiction excerpts are followed by short self-grading quizzes with right and wrong answer choices explained to promote self-guided critical reading growth.

 

Articles and excerpts have corresponding vocabulary sets to pre-teach challenging words.

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Quizzes provide quick checks-for-understanding and literacy formative assessment. Student quiz performance and completion are tracked in real time.

 

 

MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES ADDRESSED

Our vocabulary quizzes have four modes: images, synonym, definition and sentence completion. Students use drag-and-drop navigation, shown to aid vocabulary learning and retention.

 

 

WE COMPLEMENT YOUR CURRICULA

Find companion articles and fiction to support the text you're teaching or to make cross-curricular connections.  

 

 

Create vocabulary sets to assign to students based on the text you're teaching in class.

 

 

MOTIVATION THROUGH COMPETITION

Students accumulate points as they read and learn vocabulary, and bonus rounds encourage them to keep playing. The leaderboard fosters healthy competition, displaying how students rank against classmates and all players. It shows teachers words learned, articles read and rankings by student and class. 

 

 

EMBEDDED STANDARDIZED-TEST STRATEGY

We've included subtle standardized test taking techniques in Zinc Reading Labs, equipping students with a strong method for approaching end of year assessments, the PSAT, SAT and ACT.

 

 

REPORTS TO MONITOR PROGRESS AND TARGET GROWTH

Our detailed reports show individual student and class performance on specific skills, Common Core standards, and assignments. Administrators can compare classes across the school to easily monitor product usage.

 

 

 

ZINC READING LABS

A suite of tools based on engagement, empowerment & data-driven instruction.