In-class reading, assigned reading for homework, and quizzes.
Reading comprehension issues.
Independent reading, reading quizzes, reading strategies, annotations on paper, etc.
My English II EOC Exam scores went up this year 10% in proficiency and growth as well. I attribute this to reading strategies such as chunking, summarizing and annotating, adding pictures/symbols, etc. I also give much credit to Actively Learn especially since the exam was on the computer. Actively Learn helped me incorporate these strategies in an easy online format that the students got familiar using. Actively Learn was also great because it automatically provides immediate feedback and data. It was interesting to see that my students' scores in Actively Learn were almost identical to what they scored on the state exam. This shows that that the practice students were getting in Actively Learn was comparable to how they would perform on the exam, so it was great practice for them throughout the semester. I highly recommend Actively Learn for fellow English teachers because I can personally see how it helped my students improve their reading comprehension abilities!
Our school had the paid version of Actively Learn, so I was able to upload specific texts that I found appropriate. Students had to read texts, summarize, annotate, add pictures & symbols, and write constructed responses based on texts. I also used Actively Learn to track data throughout the semester.
If you have any issues, contact an Actively Learn Help guide. I got responses very quickly. Also - peruse the catalog first, so you can see what is available.