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Do you have a document, website, PowerPoint or audio file that would be a great supplement to a portion of your Castle Learning assignment, but not all of it? No worries!
Now you can attach a document to individual questions in an assignment. This allows you to have multiple documents, and only have documents appear on the questions you choose.
To attach a document to individual questions in an assignment, please follow these steps: Continue reading
The team at Castle Learning is dedicated to continually improving the Castle Learning Experience for our students, teachers and administrators. We are very excited to announce that CastleLearning.com will be releasing its new look on April 30, 2012!
The new, fresh look includes information about Castle Learning Online that is readily available for users of all types, as well as an updated look for the Administrator, Teacher, and Student Home Pages.
Castle Learning Online Home/Login Page
Administrator Home Page
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The Information Center will be connected directly to www.castlelearning.com/blog so that you’ll always have the latest news, updates and releases!
Thank you to all of our users who have helped us continually enhance the Castle Learning Experience. We look forward to continued improvements, and we thank you for using Castle Learning!
Castle Learning’s English Curriculum team has just completed new vocabulary links in the course: Elementary English. The new vocabulary definitions have been re-written at a reading level appropriate for primary grade learners. The definitions’ font, color and size have all been changed to appeal to the needs of young readers. When appropriate, Castle Learning also provided images and pictures to help drive a specific point home.
It’s easy for teachers to reinforce vocabulary skills by using the vocabulary definitions that are automatically linked to Castle Learning questions. Additionally, these definitions can be made into Flashcard assignments.
Castle Learning’s English Curriculum Team has just released 9 new reading sets in the course: Elementary English. The new passages are longer in length which models recent changes in state assessments as well as the Common Core. Many of the multiple choice and constructed response (writing prompt) questions focus on Common Core initiatives such as: text-based evidence, vocabulary usage in context, and author’s purpose.
3rd Grade (Basic) Level Reading Sets:
4th Grade (Intermediate) Level Reading Sets:
5th Grade (Advanced) Level Reading Sets:
All of these reading sets have constructed response (writing prompt) questions and include sample answers for students (after they answer each question). The questions range in length and difficulty. Some questions ask students to complete a graphic organizer, some may require a sentence or two, and others may require a paragraph or more.
NOTE: Multiple reading passages can be incorporated into one assignment. Encourage students to click the double-down arrows next to the reading passage title to expand the selection (this helps avoid confusion when multiple passages are included).
To create a short answer reading set assignment, please follow these steps:
To create a constructed response critical reading passage assignment, please follow these steps:
Castle Learning’s Math Curriculum Team has just released “ready-to-go” assignments (Public Assignments) in preparation for the upcoming NYSED Math assessments.
and in Intermediate Math:
Steps for importing a Public Assignment for NYS Math Practice:
Common Core Update
Castle Learning’s English Curriculum Team has just released 9 new “ready-to-go” assignments (Public Assignments) in the course: Intermediate English. These assignments model the new changes defined by NYSED for the upcoming ELA exams.
The new exam is separated into 3 “Books” which are to be administered on three consecutive days, Castle Learning modeled this by creating Continue reading