Guided Reading Mode is an optional CommonLit Digital feature that asks students to answer basic comprehension questions to further promote their understanding of the text. Watch our quick introduction video on Guided Reading Mode! Guided Reading Mode scaffolds students' reading by blurring out part of the text. This chunks the text for students. The blurring will go away after students answer basic comprehension questions on the section they just read.
You can enable Guided Reading Mode when assigning a text. After you click "Assign Text," a small box should appear. After you determine who will be assigned the text, you can then enable Guided Reading Mode using a checkbox. It looks like this:
You can assign Guided Reading Mode to all of your students in your class or to individual students.
If you already created an assignment, double check whether you enabled guided reading mode by looking for the Guided Reading label in the corner of the image for the assignment. You can see this on the assignments page or assignment dashboard.
After students who were assigned a text with Guided Reading Mode submit their assignment, you can view how they performed on the guiding questions, as well as how many tries each question took them, by viewing the Assignment Report. You will see a section header entitled "Guiding Questions"; click the "plus" symbol to its right to view the Guided Reading Mode data.
Didn't enable Guided Reading Mode at first, but want to enable it now? Check out this help article: Can I edit, enable, or disable Guided Reading Mode on an existing assignment?
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