Freckle's ELA Skills Practice provides students (grades 1–8) with leveled and scaffolded practice in reading comprehension and language skills across multiple genres.
In the program, students work within one skill at a time. They answer standard-aligned questions that help them practice the target skill. If students demonstrate proficiency in the skill, they will continue to move on to the next skill in the pathway.
Teachers can either assign student practice through the Teacher Home (Targeted ELA Skills Practice) or have students practice specific skills independently via the Student Dashboard (Adaptive ELA Skills Practice).
If student accuracy is above a certain threshold, students will gain coins and progress through the given domain. As students progress through each domain of ELA Skills Practice, they can see which skills they have mastered and what they are working on.
Is there a pre-test for this product?
The ELA article pre-test is used to find a starting point for ELA Skills Practice. If a student has not taken the ELA article pre-test, they are prompted to take the pre-test before practicing ELA Skills. This level is used to place them at an appropriate starting point for each domain.
Is there reporting for ELA Skills Practice?
Yes, standards-aligned whole-class reports can be found in our ELA Performance by Standard, ELA Report Card, and ELA Class Groups Reports. We are currently working to expand the ELA Levels Report to include individual student skills practice reporting. Administrators can view student progress in ELA Skills Practice on the Growth Report.
How does ELA Skills Practice compare to the ELA Articles & Stories?
In ELA Skills Practice for reading, students read shorter passages of text and practice a specific skill. Students only practice one skill at a time as opposed to answering questions ranging across multiple distinct skills. In addition, students who struggle with reading comprehension skills will receive scaffolded remediation questions that build the sub-skills necessary to master the skill.
For example, a 2nd-grade student might be working on the skill of being able to determine the main idea of a text. If the student is having trouble mastering this skill, the program will provide students with practice on identifying what a section of a text is talking about. If the student continues to struggle, the program will step back and ask students more simple questions about identifying the topic of a text.
Example: ELA Skills Practice (Reading)
How does ELA Skills Practice support language skills?
Some domains in ELA Skills Practice contain questions that require students to apply language skills in the context of real sentences. When practicing these skills in the progression, students will be presented with various interactive questions to provide an authentic experience.
Example: Place the Punctuation
Example: Fix the Sentence
Example: Select the Word
Example: Multiple Choice