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

View students' progress and scores in the Reading Sprint Report.

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