what if

all of your students loved to read?

Let’s give students the knowledge, skills, and

practice they need to achieve advanced literacy success.

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what if

you had a proven methodology that works?

what if

you had a custom literacy solution for every student?

Test

Teach

Vocabulary

Teach

Close Reading

Train

Target

Zinc addresses the literacy needs of all middle and high school students, from reluctant readers to high achievers. First, we TEST to establish independent reading levels. Then Zinc TEACHES students close reading strategies and new vocabulary. With these new skills and words, students then TRAIN their reading abilities with a wide selection of leveled, authentic texts. After each reading, students take a short assessment, which generates robust data to TARGET instruction and monitor progress.

Zinc addresses the literacy needs of all middle and high school students, from reluctant readers to high-achievers.

what if

you could offer each student a personalized path to progress?

what if

each student had a personalized path to progress?

Test

Zinc's short (under one class period) placement tests set the independent reading level for each student. It features the following:

Zinc's short, adaptive placement tests set the independent reading level for each student and track progress throughout the year.

  • Short, authentic fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Separate adaptive tests for middle and high school students
  • Multiple opportunities to retest and level up later
  • what if

    students knew the words and terms?

    what if

    students knew the words and terms?

    Teach

    Vocabulary

    Zinc offers explicit vocabulary instruction with the following:

    Zinc offers explicit vocabulary instruction with the following:

  • Multimodal vocabulary games so students aren't just memorizing definitions
  • Thousands of words and terms available to create customized sets
  • Spaced repetition so students see each word six times over two months
  • what if

    all students mastered advanced close reading skills?

    what if

    you had reading coaches to meet the needs of every student?

    Teach

    Close Reading

    The reading skills that students master in primary school prepare them to read elementary level texts. Middle school, high school, and college reading levels, however, demand advanced skills. Our close reading exercises offer the following:

    The reading skills that students master in primary school aren't enough to excel with complex texts. Our close reading exercises offer:

  • Instruction on discrete close reading skills
  • Interactive video lessons led by student teachers
  • Alignment to commonly taught texts like Romeo and Juliet and The Giver
  • what if

    students could read texts they love?

    what if

    students grew by reading texts they love?

    Zinc links to hundreds of great articles, essays, excerpts, and poems and provides short comprehension quizzes for each. Our reading offerings include the following:

    Zinc links to hundreds of "real-world" texts and provides short comprehension quizzes for each. Our reading offerings include the following:

  • Diverse, high-interest, authentic texts from fourth grade reading level up to college
  • Embedded standardized testing strategies and practice
  • The ability to sort by subject, difficulty level, length and standards
  • what if

    data-driven instruction was a click away?

    what if

    data-driven instruction was a click away?

    Target

    Zinc leaderboards and reports let you and your students see exactly what needs to happen next. We provide the following:

    Zinc leaderboards and reports let you and your students see exactly what needs to happen next. We provide the following:

  • Detailed reporting at the student, class, and school level
  • Reporting on mastery of reading skills and standards
  • Leaderboards to motivate friendly competition
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    STUDENT PERFORMANCE DATA

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    what if

    teachers and students loved the same tool?

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    LEVELED, “REAL WORLD” TEXTS

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    what if

    all your literacy needs were in one place?

    ZincTypical vocabulary programTypical reading program

    Vocabulary instruction

    Spaced repetition of new words

    Authentic, unaltered text from the "real world"

    Text at a variety of levels

    Gaming elements

    Test prep

    Close reading instruction

    Detailed reporting

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    INTERACTIVE CLOSE READING

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    what if

    students had personalized close reading instruction?

    What Zinc Close Reading offersHOW IT WORKS

    Personalized learning

    Choose from lessons on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a variety of reading levels, from fourth grade to postsecondary.

    Explicit instruction

    Learn and then strengthen the skills that make strong readers enjoy reading, turning the words into meanings, and appreciating the writer’s talents.

    Engagement

    High school students and young adults present video lessons, and students interact with input from peers.

    Scaffolding

    Students work at their own paces. When they make mistakes, hints and support guide them to the right answer and full comprehension.

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    VOCABULARY

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