Learning A-Z Introduces New Choices and Even Greater Engagement for PreK–6 Students with Enhancements to Suite of Literacy-Focused Products
Jun 25, 2018
“While Learning A-Z already offers a wide range of rigorous resources for students in the upper elementary grades, many of these new additions are designed specifically to engage learners in grades 3–6 and inspire them to read and complete more activities that support their learning,” said
Learning A-Z will provide a new avatar builder, incentivizing badges, and student interface in the Kids A-Z student portal, which is included with Raz-Plus®, Raz-Kids®, Headsprout®, Science A-Z®, Writing A-Z™, and ReadyTest A-Z™. As students complete activities, they collect stars that can be redeemed to make their avatars unique. To motivate the students to complete more activities, a new badges feature will also reward them for achieving specific milestones. Teachers can also choose to offer students the original space-themed portal design or a new, customizable experience developed for older students.
A redesigned online
Raz-Plus and Reading A-Z™ will offer more close reading passages that will be accompanied by teacher lesson plans and question guides, as well as new Spanish resources, including leveled authentic Spanish books and Spanish close reading packs.
New Science A-Z storylines will address all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).* Each storyline will begin with an anchoring phenomenon and target a set of NGSS Performance Expectations.
* Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
About Learning A–Z
Learning A-Z® is a literacy-focused PreK-6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources. Our products blend traditional teacher-led instruction with robust online resources to make teaching more effective and efficient, practice more accessible and personalized, assessment more strategic and automated, and learning more informed and proactive. Our suite of products includes: Raz-Plus™, Reading A-Z™, Raz-Kids®, Headsprout®, Science A-Z®, Writing A-Z™, Vocabulary A-Z™, and ReadyTest A-Z™. Learning A-Z’s resources are used by more than 7 million students in more than 170 countries. Learning A-Z is a business unit of
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