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Feature Friday: Article Series, ELA Groups Report, & Grade Level Filtering

Posted by Amy Klazkin on June 17, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Summertime is (hopefully) a much-deserved break for all our teachers! We hope you get in some quality YOU time over the next two months. Here at Front Row, we’re using this summer to add some awesome new features to the program as well as make a lot of improvements so that Front Row will work even better in your classroom for next year!

This Feature Friday, we’re excited to announce a few new features on the ELA side of our program:

Article Series

Did you love our Civil Rights Movement Article Series that we launched earlier this year? We heard such awesome feedback about the series that we wanted to integrate it into the Teacher Dashboard for easier access! And guess what… teachers were so enthusiastic about the article series that we decided to create a bunch more for the upcoming school year! Keep a lookout for  new article series on Election Topics, Extraordinary Women, and International Cuisine so you can plan how to incorporate them into the coming school year.


ELA Groups Report

Here at Front Row, we continually improve our product based on teacher feedback. As we’ve built out our ELA product, a Groups report was one of the most frequently requested features by Front Row teachers. And guess what -- we’re making all your wishes come true! The Groups report will help teachers better plan small group reading activities for students at similar reading levels. As always, you can count on Front Row to help eliminate the time it takes to create flexible groups that change as students grow and progress.


Article Filtering by Grade Level

If you’ve been a Front Row teacher for some time, you know how our ELA article library has grown! With almost 300 nonfiction articles (and more coming very soon), we want to provide teachers with more functionality to find the articles that fit their needs. Now, in addition to filtering by anchor skill and genre, you can also filter for articles by grade level to find the right articles for your students. Use the grade range bar on the Assign ELA page to select the level range in which you’d like to find articles for your students.

We hope these small additions to the program make Front Row even easier and more useful in your classroom! We'd love to hear your feedback :)

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