New Product Features for Back to School 2021

Reading Plus

At Reading Plus, we continually gather customer feedback to enhance the user experience for educators and students. We’re pleased to announce the following 2021 back-to-school product updates, which include Google Classroom integration, Beginner Skills Sheets, SEL writing prompts, and more. Educators and students alike will benefit from the latest innovations in Reading Plus.

Reading Plus Integration with Google Classroom

In time for the 2021-22 school year, Reading Plus will be accessible from Google Classroom, the fastest growing learning management system in recent years. This integration will simplify the implementation process for educators who use Google Classroom with their students.

Students and educators who use Google Classroom will be able to log in to Reading Plus directly—no separate login credentials needed. In addition, class rosters will be automatically synced from Google Classroom.

Social-Emotional Learning Writing Prompts

To complement our current offering of 160 SEL-based writing prompts integrated into the program, we have created a new library of generic SEL writing prompts that can be used with any classroom text. These new prompts encourage students to deepen their understanding of SEL competencies as they strengthen writing skills.

SEL writing prompts ask students to:

  • synthesize information about SEL with main ideas from the text.
  • define a specific SEL competency.
  • connect an SEL competency to the text.
  • connect the text to SEL competencies needed in their day-to-day lives.

Learn more about how Reading Plus supports SEL curriculum objectives.

Beginner Skills Sheets

We are expanding our suite of skill-building worksheets for students at the lowest reading levels of Reading Plus. The Beginner Skills Sheets are crafted for younger students and students of any age who will benefit from strengthening early comprehension skills.

These sheets will provide short, easy-to-read instruction and practice in targeted reading skills such as identifying explicit details, determining main ideas, and examining genres. Worksheets include a tutorial and practice page with comprehension questions where students can apply what they have learned.

Platform Uptime Status Page

Our robust new status page provides real-time details about our product’s uptime and rare downtime incidents. The page is a visual resource for administrators, technical staff, and teachers to quickly check the status of the Reading Plus applications.

Interested in sharing these updates in your classroom?