Overview of Activities
Here’s an overview of the different types of NoRedInk activities you can use in your classroom.
Note: Some topics and features are only available to NoRedInk Premium users. To learn more about NoRedInk Premium or to get in touch, click here.
Activities for Writing and Revising
Assign these activities for student-generated writing and revision practice.
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Quick WritesA lightweight writing exercise that makes it easy to get your students writing more often. Ideal for a daily or weekly free response activity or to help students prepare for high-stakes testing. Learn more here.
Peer ReviewStudents write and revise parts of their essay as they work through three steps: Submit Writing, Rate Peers, and Revise. Match students anonymously to provide structured, actionable feedback to their peers, and view your class’s progress through the activity in real-time. Learn more here.
Guided DraftsHelp students draft a full length essay. NoRedInk supports students with scaffolding, exemplars, and tips as they write, freeing up your time to provide more individualized instruction. Create an essay prompt, choose an essay type, and use NoRedInk's specifically designed rubrics or customize your rubric with NoRedInk Premium. Learn more here.
Self ReviewHelp students revise a full length essay. The ideal follow-up activity to Guided Drafts. NoRedInk supports students with in-depth, scaffolded tips on revising their writing, emphasizing to your students the importance of revision in the writing process. Learn more here.
Activities for Practice and Assessment
Assign these practice and assessment activities for Writing and Grammar & Conventions topics.
PracticeChoose from conventions and writing topics available on NoRedInk to create practice assignments (independent practice is also possible). Students will practice and master skills using NoRedInk’s adaptive practice engine. Questions get harder or easier based on a student's performance. Learn more about practice and topic mastery here.
For grammar/conventions topics onlyGather broad-strokes data about your students' strengths and weaknesses to help you create a long-term plan for your class using NoRedInk. This assessment is ideal for the start of the school year or semester. Learn more here.
Unit DiagnosticsUse the results of your Planning Diagnostic to help you determine what topics to focus on in a unit cycle. Then, assign a Unit Diagnostic at the start of each unit to get a sense of what students know at a topic-level. You'll be able to track student growth by giving an analogous Growth Quiz at the end of the unit. Learn more about diagnostics and connecting unit cycles here.
New QuizzesAssess student learning by assigning a quiz. At the end of a quiz, students are prompted to complete remediation in order to correct misconceptions. Students’ quiz grades are based on their initial answers. Learn more here.
Growth QuizzesUse a Growth Quiz as part of your unit cycle to assess student learning and track growth by comparing the Growth Quiz results to a previous Unit Diagnostic or Quiz. Learn more here.
Passage-based QuizzesGive students practice applying conventions concepts within the context of a multi-paragraph essay. Passage-based Quizzes are often used as enrichment practice for students who need more challenge. Learn more here.
Get started with NoRedInk Premium training
Training is currently available for Premium users only. To learn more about NoRedInk Premium, click here.Once you’ve activated your Premium code on your account, you’ll see the Training link on the top right corner of your dashboard. You can track your progress on this page, and revisit your training throughout the school year.
Site tours and your onboarding checklistWe recommend following the Get Started checklist on the left menu of your teacher dashboard to set up your classes, browse our Curriculum Library, add students, and create your first assignment.
You must be signed in to your teacher account to view the tours.
Do more with NoRedInk
Now that you’re more familiar with NoRedInk’s features, here are some helpful resources for meeting your unique instructional needs.
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Classroom Implementation Strategies
In this resource you will find ideas for implementing NoRedInk in your classroom. These strategies are especially helpful for classrooms with limited access to technology and inclusion settings.
View NoRedInk as a Student
To get a better idea of your students’ experience in NoRedInk, you can use these directions to log in as a student and explore the site from a new perspective.