Knovation and instructional resources

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MAP Skills links Needs Work skills and Instructional Reading Levels to suggested digital content curated by Knovation.

Knovation aligns an array of open educational resources (OER) to each skill or level allowing teachers to review many resources to match instructional purpose and student need.

How are the instructional resources selected?

Knovation uses a 127-point certification process to guarantee quality, safety, and currency of each OER. Teachers and other professionals who assign instructional resources manage the suggested resources within MAP Skills, but the actual content resides at the site of the creator of the content. Students and teachers who engage with any of the digital content will be working outside the MAP Skills, as with any OER found by search engine.

What kind of resources are available?

Knovation’s curated resources span an array of formats including lesson plans, activities, learning games, videos, and primary source documents. For reading comprehension, in each strand at each level, there are both whole-passage practice sets and content aligned to specific reading skills. Many resources are suitable for classroom or small group instruction while others are suitable for assigning directly to students as independent practice.

How do I choose instructional resources for my students?

For each MAP Skills skill, teachers are able to read thumbnail descriptions of the aligned resources or open the resources to preview them. Once teachers find resources they want to use, they can assign them to students or save them within MAP Skills for later use.

Students must be assigned resources by the teacher; they are not able to search independently. Teachers can assign multiple resources, however, and the student can choose the resource from the available options.

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