Explore the Curriculum Library
You can explore the different activities and topics NoRedInk offers, as well as create your assignments, directly from our Curriculum Library. To access the Curriculum Library, first click “Curriculum” at the top of the page.
Note: We recently made some updates to our Curriculum Library’s layout, so if you’ve used NoRedInk before, you’ll see some changes!
You’ll see content organized into multiple tabs after navigating to the Curriculum Library.
- On the Writing tab, you can browse activities and skills that support different writing genres.
- Our extensive grammar content can be found on the Grammar & Conventions tab.
- Visit the Grades & Standards tab to see how our curriculum aligns to grade levels, state and national standards, and standardized tests.
💡Tip: If you are looking for a certain skill, you can use the search bar at the top of the page to look for keywords
On the Writing tab, you’ll be able to browse by the activity type or the genre of writing. Writing & Revising activities include Quick Writes, Guided Drafts, Self Review, and Peer Review. Practice & Assessment activities include Diagnostics, Practice, and Quizzes. Clicking “Assign” next to an activity type will allow you to create a new assignment.
💡Tip: For more information about activities on NoRedInk, see this article!
If you’d like to browse by writing genre, you can select a genre from the left hand column, then browse by either Writing & Revising or Practice & Assessment activities. Choosing Practice & Assessment will allow you to browse the individual topics that can be assigned to students. Clicking the name of the Pathway shown in the dropdown menu will reveal the skills included in that grouping.
Grammar & Conventions
Similarly, you can browse by both activities or topics within the Grammar & Conventions tab. Clicking a filter under “Browse by Topic” will allow you to explore Pathways containing individual skills that your students can work on.
When viewing a Pathway, the following symbols will allow you to explore the available content your students will see:
- Click to see a preview of the "Interactive Tutorial" for the topic, if one is available.
- Click to view the sample lesson associated with the topic.
- Click to preview the practice as a student.
Grades & Standards
You can group Pathways by grade level to browse topics that are relevant for different grades. To do this, choose the "Grades & Standards" tab, select the "Grade Level" from the left menu, then choose a range using the buttons that appear:
If your school has purchased NoRedInk Premium, you can also filter our Curriculum search by a variety of national standards, as well as the standards for the state in which your school is located. In addition to their state standards, Premium users will be able to filter by ACT®, SAT®, Common Core, and NWEA MAP.
Note: For more information on obtaining NoRedInk Premium, check out this article!
Creating an assignment
💡To get started quickly with a pre-made assignment, you can also check out our Featured tab in the Curriculum Library by clicking here!
For every assignment you create on NoRedInk, you choose the activity, content, and settings (such as the due date.) You can begin by heading back to the Curriculum library in order to choose the skills you'd like to assign your students.
In the example below, we’ll look at creating a Unit Diagnostic assignment with Writing topics.
A Unit Diagnostic can be created out of either Writing topics or Grammar & Convention topics. To create a Writing Unit Diagnostic, click on the Writing tab. Then, browse the topics you'd like to include on the Diagnostic under "Practice & Assessment", selecting each topic by clicking the checkmark next to its name.
Once you’ve selected all the topics you'd like to include, click "Assign Unit Diagnostic" on the blue assigning panel near the bottom of the screen.
💡Tip: Click on the preview (eye) icon in order to preview sample questions from that topic!
After selecting your topics and the amount of questions you’d like to include, you’ll be able to customize some additional parts of the assignment.
- Choose which classes you’d like to give this assignment. If you click on the class name, you can also choose individual students to assign work to instead of the whole class.
- Decide when you’d like the assignment to begin and end.
- Give your assignment a name.
- Opt to allow late assignments to be submitted after the due date.
💡Tip: On Diagnostic and Quiz assignments you can opt to scramble the questions, meaning that students in the same class will receive questions in different orders.
- If you’d like to make any adjustments to the topics selected, you can click do so here
- Finally, select the number of questions you'd like to include on your Unit Diagnostic!
Previewing an entire assignment
If you’d like to preview, or complete, an assignment the way that your students will see it, you can access your student view from the dashboard! First, click “View NoRedInk as a student,” then click on the assignment name from the student home page.
Track student progress and view results
Once you’ve created an assignment for your students, you can track their progress and results by clicking on the Results (graph) icon on your Assignments page.
Note: While the Results page will display different information depending on the type of assignment, you’ll be able to access it by clicking this icon no matter the assignment type
After navigating to the Results page, you’ll see your Class Performance as well as some different options and features.
- You can quickly switch between classes and assignments from the top menu, as well as choose how you’d like to score unanswered questions.
- You can choose to show all topics assigned, or take a closer look at individual topics your students encountered in the assignment.
- View your class’s average, as well as trends on where they are performing well or could use improvement.
- View individual student scores
Clicking “Item Analysis” will allow your to view students’ answers on each individual question, as well as class averages on individual questions.
A green checkmark denotes a student correctly answering the question, a red X denotes an incorrect answer, and a red checkmark means a student correctly answered the question upon review post-assignment.
💡Tip: Students do not receive credit for questions that they corrected after the quiz. To learn more about this feature, click here!
Now that you’ve created an assignment and can view its results, we recommend digging deeper into building a unit in NoRedInk by checking out this article: Get Started: Learn how to create a Unit