Achieve 3000 is a phenomenal online program that provides differentiated informational text articles and corresponding activities, multiple-choice questions, and open-response opportunities for students. It tracks their progress, readjusts articles based on progress they have made with their Lexile level, and provides a great opportunity for me to give feedback on students' writing.
In order to increase investment this semester and to allow students to take more ownership of their progress, we've assembled a bulletin board and individual student tracking folders. In each folder, students have a personal data tracker, a Criteria for Success that outlines how to complete the full 5-step Achieve 3000 process for each article, and a one-pager on the different sorts of badges the program gives out for great work. Students know that their goal is to complete at least 40 articles at 75% or above. For each article that they complete at this level, they are able to move their car down "The Road to 40", inching closer to their goal each day. They also updated their individual trackers accordingly and use stickers to acknowledge the various "badges" they collect on the program for exemplary work.
Should you have any questions about the program or should you be interested in any of the materials I have assembled for the bulletin board/individual trackers, feel free to leave me a comment!