Zinc Reading Sprints offer weekly, automatically differentiated assignments to boost reading growth:

  • Choose between 6-week or 3-week progressions
  • Choose between comprehensive and light options
  • Preview student assignments and follow their progress

Students can do up to three Reading Sprints each school year.

How do Sprints work?

When you assign a Reading Sprint, students will be prompted to take a Placement Test. Each week, Zinc will automatically assign differentiated activities based on their Placement Test results. To measure progress, students will also be assigned a Placement Test at the end of the Reading Sprint.

Assignment Options

You may choose between two Reading Sprint options: a comprehensive sprint, in which students are expected to complete Close Reading Experiences, Article Vocabulary, and Articles each week; or, a light sprint, which focuses on Close Reading Experiences.

Intensive Option: 3-Week Sprint

Comprehensive 3-Week Sprint (approx. 1.5 hours per week)

Each Monday, students will be assigned:

  • 3 Close Reading Experiences each week
  • 3 article vocabulary decks each week
  • 3 article quizzes each week

Light 3-Week Sprint (approx. 45 minutes per week)

Each Monday, students will be assigned:

  • 3 Close Reading Experiences each week

Extended Option: 6-Week Sprint

Comprehensive 6-Week Sprint (approx. 1 hour per week)

Each Monday, students will be assigned:

  • 2 Close Reading Experiences each week
  • 2 article vocabulary decks each week
  • 2 article quizzes each week

Light 6-Week Sprint (approx. 30 minutes per week)

Each Monday, students will be assigned:

  • 2 Close Reading Experiences each week

Track Progress

Once your students have completed their Placement Tests, you can preview the weekly activities each student will be assigned by clicking "View Progress."

After students begin completing their weekly assignments, you can click "View Progress" to see an overview of their average scores on that week's activities, or click their name to see each individual assignment score. To see even more detailed data, click "View Report."

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