Teachers will have to assign books to students on Raz-Kids. How to do that? Here, we will explain how you are able to assign books to your students on Raz-Kids. Not only that, we will also give you some other information related to Raz-Kids.
Assigning Books on Raz-Kids
On Raz-Kids, there is an assignments feature. It saves you valuable time while strengthening the connection between instruction and practice. You are able to assign resources easily to your whole class, small groups or individual students.
Digital resources which are provided by Raz-Kids will be able to give students the chance to learn independently as long as they have an internet connection through the Kids A-Z eLearning portal and mobile app.
How to assign individual resources or books to students? You are able to do that by choosing the Assign button. In the Main Resource Pages, you have to hover over the resource thumbnail and then you will see that the Assign button shows. So, you can assign it to your student by clicking on the Assign button.
If you want to assign individual resource pages, you have to go to the resource detail page so that the Assign button will appear. Click on the Assign button to assign the resource for the students.
After you choose the Assign button, you have to choose the students or groups of students in your roster that you want to receive the assignment. Then, the assignments will appear in the My Assignments section in Kids A-Z for each student.
It is important for you to note that you are able to add resources to a collection which is assignable immediately. You are able to do that by choosing the Add To button. The collection which is created will be able to be accessed later in the File Cabinet.
Customizing the Reading Room for Your Students
In raz-Kids, there is the Kids A-Z Reading Room. There, you are able to find a digital library of resources which can be read by students. The homepage is dynamic so that students will be easy to find relevant, high-interest content quickly.
The Reading Room must be customized so that it will be suitable for the kids based on their level. How to customize the Reading Room for students? It can be done by choosing which reading levels and content categories students can view. By default, students have access to books three levels below and two levels above the Learning A-Z reading level where they are assigned. They also can access English and Spanish books. To customize the Reading Room for your students, you have to follow the steps below.
- The first thing that you have to do is to open your Classroom Roster. You can open it by choosing Manage Students, and then choose Roster.
- After the Classroom Roster opens, you have to select the Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids tab.
- The next thing that you have to do is to choose the individual student, group of students or the whole class.
- After that, under the Reading Room column, you must select the Edit icon and then choose Customize.
- To customize the Reading Room experience for your students, you have to use the pop up window.
- The last step is to choose Save and Close to save your settings.
How to Monitor the Reading Progress of Students on Raz-Kids
To monitor the reading progress of the students, Benchmark Passages or Benchmark Books (Levels aa-JJ) and also their associated resources are used. What are Benchmark Passages? They are short text selections that are one part of a three-part process to help put students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and also to assess their readiness to move to the next level. How about Benchmark Books? These are one part of a three-part process to be able to help assess the instructional level of students for leveled reading sessions and their readiness to move to the next level.
Assessing The Level of A Student
You are able to assess the reading performance of every student with online running records. Each student will have to send recordings to your In Basket in a three-part assessment process which gives you a more complete picture of reading abilities of your students and monitors their progress.
- Put students at the suitable reading level to begin.
- The readiness of the students is determined to advance to the next level after they are able to complete assignments.
- The reading progress of the student is monitored over time.
Before assigning, it is recommended for you to preview the Benchmark Passages and Running Records or Benchmark Books and Running Records (levels aa to J) collections. At first, you will be required to take more than one running record to determine the instructional level of the student.
You have to assign a Benchmark Passage or Benchmark Book (Levels aa to J) and you are able to do that by clicking on the Assign button and choosing students. You can also review About Running Records if you want to learn about the details of scoring an online running record.
There are retelling Rubrics and Comprehension Quick Check Quizzes and those will follow the recording of the passage or book automatically. Also, these provide details about the understanding and comprehension of the student.
In the Retelling recordings, you will be provided with the details that identify strengths and weaknesses that students may have comprehending fiction or nonfiction texts. Those include analysis of text structures. You have to listen to recordings and score rubrics for fiction or non fiction text.
- Students are prompted to be able to tell you about the text in as detail as they can.
- Rubrics will give specific details which are expected from every student. So, teachers will be able to judge each retelling with similar rigor.
In the multiple-choice quizzes, there is feedback for students when they completed about how well they scored. You are able to preview and review each quiz question and answer besides seeing a student’s score and skills which are missed. The Skill reports in your Kids A-Z management hub is used to see comprehension strengths and chances for additional instruction for your whole class. Or, you are able to check the individual student reports to be able to individualize instruction.