Teachers can import articles via web links, PDFs, or Google Docs to the Rosen-LightSail platform to supplement the existing Rosen-LightSail content and address curriculum text needs.
Teachers can create assignments, such as exit tickets, anticipation guides, assessments, or homework assignments, using the Content Builder’s multiple choice, short response, extended response, and true/false assessment tools. They can also upload their own Google Doc assessments with Google Classroom integration.
Teacher can customize existing Rosen-LightSail assessments to meet their needs in addition to creating their own multiple choice, short response, extended response, poll, and fill-in-the-blank questions, which appear as students read a text.
Teachers can use or edit preset Rosen-LightSail rubrics or upload their own rubrics to track student progress over time. In the Results feature, teachers can view results at the class and student level broken down by rubric area.
Teachers can share and collaborate on assignments with their colleagues. Once an assignment is complete, teachers then assign due dates for students, are able to track timely submission of assignments, and e-mail students and parents to provide additional support!
Teachers can easily grade assignments and provide feedback to students. A student ia alerted when a teacher grades an assignment, and a record of the assignment and feedback is stored in the student’s Portfolio.
Teachers can sort and filter results to gauge students’ literacy growth based on a myriad of custom criteria, broken down by skill levels, such as claim, evidence, or analysis, or by demographics and teacher criteria, such as IEP students or ELL students. Teachers can use the filter features to create targeted groups to support students struggling or excelling in the same skill areas.
Teachers can use Rosen-LightSail’s preset Common Core or Reading Tag standards-aligned rubrics or attach their own standards to rubrics and questions in order to track student and class progress by standard over time.
Teachers can model coding strategies for students and monitor them in texts. Teachers can also share thoughts with individual students or groups by highlighting text in the reader and viewing and responding to students’ thoughts.
Teachers can add links or media to supplement both texts and assignments in order to support multiple learning styles and deepen students’ understanding of the text.