In the case that a teaching position was not filled or a teacher left mid-year, students will need access to continuous instruction, but the adult in charge might not be an ELA content expert. In this scenario, having access to pre-made, standards-aligned resources can make all the difference for students.
Using NoRedInk’s co-teacher feature or creating a batch of assignments ready to launch if needed can help ensure that students continue to develop writing skills.
Here’s how we recommend using NoRedInk in this scenario!
Use our sample lesson plans
Here, you can access 10 weeks of pre-made lesson plans leveraging NoRedInk Practice and writing tools to develop students grammar and writing skills.
These plans include objectives supported by mix-and-match Practice, pre-writing, Quick Writes, and Guided Drafts. They're a great resource to get a temporary teacher up and running!
Leverage our co-teacher function
When you add someone as a co-teacher on NoRedInk, they'll gain the following permissions for all classes:
- The ability to assign and review student work
- Access to all assignments and student data already in the class
- The ability to operate with the same permissions as any other teachers assigned to the class
You might utilize the co-teacher function to manage a long-term outage by adding a content leader or member of the leadership team as a co-teacher in all classrooms that use NoRedInk.
The substitute teacher can manage independent student work in class while the co-teacher has real-time access to student data, which they can then use to input grades, monitor trends, or provide intervention.
Check out this article to learn how to add co-teachers in NoRedInk.
Create batch assignments
If you anticipate a long-term outage, consider setting aside an hour or two to create assignments for the expected duration of the outage.
- Use the sample NoRedInk lesson plans as a template for crafting your plans.
- Use the Standards & Tests page to select the content that's aligned with your instructional goals.
You might assign this task to an ELA Department leader or set aside time during a beginning-of-year PLC for the ELA team to divide and conquer this task.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while developing batch assignments.
- We recommend assigning 2-4 topics per Practice assignment and one assignment per week.
- Release assignments weekly by setting the start date as the date you'd like students to be able to view each assignment.
- Teachers (or anyone added as a co-teacher) can view student progress on the My Assignments page. Grades on weekly assignments are great formative assessments!