EVERY DAY WE SCOUR DIVERSE ONLINE MAGAZINES AND NEWS SITES FOR THE BEST CONTENT
We find the freshest, most thought-provoking pieces to engage students across reading levels and interests.
TEACHERS & STUDENTS FIND CONTENT MEETING THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
We filter articles and vocabulary sets by level, length, topic, reading skills and state standards.
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.
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.