Assignments help teachers manage reading instruction in any digital text, and they help students organize their evidence, notes and thoughts before submitting them to their teacher. Assignments are just one of several new premium features in Subtext. Teachers can browse our new Common Core assignment templates for free, but then assign them to students who are upgraded users. Learn more about buying and managing licenses.
Here’s what’s new and improved in Assignments in Subtext 3.0:
- Common Core Assignment Templates for Any Book or Article. Our curriculum specialists have created over 50 assignment templates, each with a set of activities that help support key foundational skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards and College & Career Readiness. To find a template (like ‘Making Inferences’ or ‘Sum it Up’), tap the blue ‘View Assignments’ tab under any book or article, then tap ‘+’ to add a new Assignment. Filter by type of text (Literature or Informational), grade level, and anchor standard, then choose a template. Templates can be kept as is or edited to your liking.
- Activities in Every Assignment. We have two activity types built into assignments: A ‘Highlight & Tag’ activity requires students to tag passages with core concepts as they read. A ‘Show you Know’ activity serves as a summative writing prompt that ties the student’s thoughts together. You will have the option to use the recommended activities created by our experts or to add your own. Read more about Activities.
- Streamlined Workflow. Based on feedback from teachers, we simplified the assignment creation process. Now only page range is a required field, and you can preview your assignments too.
- Assignments for Teachers. After hearing from many districts hoping to use Subtext for professional development, teachers can now assign to students or teachers. We hope this also helps teaching teams that want to test their assignments before giving them to students.
- Collaboration is Built Right In. You can share assignments with colleagues teaching the same books. Just share your assignment to “Teachers +” and they’ll be able to use your assignment template in their class.