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Modules are a collection of assignable NoRedInk activities that address a particular writing or grammar skill. They enable teachers to provide students with targeted content easily. Modules can include several different NRI assignment types, such as:
- Practice topics
- Writing assignments (Guided Drafts and Quick Writes)
Modules cover the same skill areas currently addressed by pathway Topics, but in a more focused way!
Accessing a Module
To access a Module, follow these steps:
- Click "Browse & Assign" at the top of your Dashboard.
- Select Modules.
- This will open the Modules list view.
The Modules list view displays all available Modules. All Module categories are shown by default. You can narrow your selection by:
- Choosing a specific category from the left-hand sidebar.
- You can also filter the modules by grade level for a more fine-grained tuning of the list view selection.
- Click on a Module to open it.
Each Module has a learning objective, which is shown on the page. All the different assignment types in the Module are hand-picked to provide targeted instruction to help students achieve mastery of the skill. A Module might also recommend prerequisite skills to take into account before assigning any activities. These will be shown alongside the Modules learning objective.
A Module is structured around four sequential instructional phases:
- Apply & Assess
Assigning and Sharing Activities in Modules
You can assign or share any of the activities shown in a Module.
Assign a Practice topic
Select one or more of the topics shown under Practice that you'd like to assign. Click Assign Practice, which will open the existing assignment form and allow you to choose dates, classes to assign, type an assignment name, and assign the topic.
Assign a Quick Write or Guided Draft
Click the Assign arrow button, which will open the existing Quick Write or Guided Draft assignment form.
Assign a Quiz or Passage
Click the Assign arrow button, which will open the existing Quiz or Passage assignment form.
Viewing Student Data
When a student completes an activity assigned from a Module, their performance is tracked in the current Grades and Mastery reports. Module assignment grades appear in the Grades report, and progress made towards mastery of a given topic will be reflected in the Mastery report.
Module-assigned and pathway-assigned activities both contribute to these two reports. At this time, there isn't currently a Module-specific report that might convey performance on a particular Module.
Module-assigned activities will all appear in the My Assignments report, where you can click on Practice topics, Quick Writes/Guided Drafts, and Quizzes/Passages assigned from a Module and view student performance.