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How does Ignition fit in with other Zinc features?
How does Ignition fit in with other Zinc features?

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Ignition teaches reading skills, Close Reading Experiences review reading skills, and articles (with paired vocab) provide an opportunity for students to practice reading skills.

We recommend jumpstarting reading growth at the beginning of the year or semester by assigning Ignition, then providing auto-leveled and choice-based practice using Lift Off.

Lift Off automatically assigns leveled content, allowing students to choose articles and quizzes about topics that interest them. You have the option to add each article's paired vocabulary, and you may also allow students to choose from leveled Close Reading Experiences. Assignments go out to student dashboards once a week for four weeks. You may assign Lift Off as you like, providing students with weekly content throughout the year.

Similarly, you can integrate Zinc into your curriculum by searching for vocabulary sets and articles that support the novels you’re teaching in class. For example, before reading the novel, assign articles to provide important historical or genre context. Then, before each chapter, have students familiarize themselves with challenging vocabulary words. Follow up the novel with more relevant articles to create connections for classroom discussions or essay writing.

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