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How should we prepare students to read digital texts for the Common Core tests?

Sep 3, 2013 10:11pm

I'm a teacher in CA, and I've looked at the current versions of the CCSS test. I'm concerned that students cannot actually highlight or annotate the digital texts in the test (which is how I teach students to improve their reading). How can we help students succeed in reading the digital texts in the test? My go-to is annotation and highlighting, but since they can't do that I'm at a loss. Even I have difficulty reading challenging texts online without any annotation tools. How can we help students with this?

  • 9-12
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 4, 2013 9:17am

      I watched that section of the video and it didn't seem to give me anything new. Do you have any other suggestions?

      • Sep 5, 2013 3:25am


        The PARRC test will allow students to highlight text and/or drag drop important text into their written responses. There is more info about that here:

        Hope this helps,


        • Sep 8, 2013 8:18pm

          Are there different versions of the test? I heard that some states went with one version and others are using a different testing company.