Over the first 12 days of December, we’re going to give you 12 reasons why Imagine Learning version 12 is such a groundbreaking release.

Reason #6: Informational text features

With increased emphasis on students’ ability to read informational text, Imagine Learning has created new activities to teach students about key text features such as bold words, section headings, table of contents, etc. These activities begin in first grade and continue through sixth grade.

Students compare and contrast stories as they read independently to learn information. The students read a passage that is matched to their individual reading level, then demonstrate comprehension by answering questions.

Check out the video below; this activity correlates directly with Common Core standards, such as Literacy.RI.1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g. headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Stay tuned as we delve more into twelve!

Day 1: Improved Initial Placement

Day 2: Common Core-designed content

Day 3: Play@Home capability

Day 4: Predictive Checkpoints

Day 5: During reading questions