As your students come back to class for the new year, you’re probably finding that their math and language skills have — to put it mildly — deteriorated just a tiny bit over the summer break.
Good news! We’ve just added a new way to help your students refresh skills from last year: assignment groups!
What are assignment groups?
An assignment group is a set of related assignments around a specific Common Core topic — for example, second grade arithmetic, or third grade spelling and punctuation. Each assignment in the group tests a skill within the larger topic. For example, an assignment group on second grade arithmetic might contain one addition assignment, one subtraction assignment, and one mixed arithmetic assignment.
With a single click, you can assign all the assignments in an assignment group to your students, helping them practice a range of skills related to the topic. This gives your students a well-rounded workout across these topics while saving you time — win-win!
How can you set an assignment group?
In three simple steps:
Step 1: Log in to your teacher account, and click on Set An Assignment Group under the Assignments menu.
Step 2: You can view all assignment groups related to just Math, or just Language Arts. Click on the Assign button next to any assignment group to set it for your class.
Step 3: There is no step 3 — that’s all there is to it!
Your students will see all the assignments in this assignment group as a bunch of new missions to complete in BrainNook.
Tracking assignments and assignment groups
As always, you can track all the assignments in the assignment group from the Track Assignments screen. Each assignment is identified by which assignment group it belongs to.
Log in to your BrainNook account to try out this feature today! And let us know whether (and how much) you find assignment groups useful — we’d love to hear from you!