Is your district looking for instructional materials to support the College Readiness and Study Skills class? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Shmoop’s Reading for College Success.
Shmoop University’s Reading for College Success is a fully digital program that is intended for students to use independently. The program could be used in blended learning, credit recovery, or self-paced instructional environments. Shmoop’s goal is to “provide fun, rigorous, materials that engage and challenge.”
Students may work through the course in any order, guided by the interactive table of contents. The material is comprised of six units. Topics for the units generally address key reading skills, such as understanding vocabulary, analyzing arguments, and reading nonfiction.
This material is intended for students who need help to develop critical reading skills. Learning List’s reviewers noted that the program requires students to read extensively while using this material, and highlighted the fact that while the last unit prepares students for the Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test (PERT), Florida’s college placement test, there is no preparation for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA).
To learn more about the learning experience and instructional supports offered by Shmoop, read Learning List’s complete editorial review.
Learning List has completed a qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material. To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.
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