In-class reading, assigned reading for homework, and research.
Accountability for take-home reading and during reading assessment and feedbackWhat solutions did you try to address problems in your school/classroom prior to adopting Actively Learn? *Student annotation and written response
It has shaped the way my students read by adding both accountability and collaboration. Students are able to read and learn together and I can immediately see their progress. It also empowers me to respond in text to students and support student learning by adding marginal notes related to context and vocabulary.
I use Actively Learn for all take home reading assignments and for most in-class assignments. In-reading questions allow me to facilitate discussion based on texts and give me a space to direct readers to the learning goals I have determined. Texts can function in different ways depending on how I lead them through it.
Find your own entry point and try it! There are many layers of utility embedded in the program, but it's also possible to use it on a level that is accessible to you. At its base level, it replaces text handouts and allows teachers to see how long students have spent in the text. At higher levels, questions and responses allow for detailed assessment data related to student learning and understanding.