What’s It Like? Curriculet is an easy-to-navigate e-reading platform that lets teachers assign a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and news texts to their students. What’s more, teachers can embed a variety of “checkpoints,” or assessment items for students, within texts. Curriculet’s library includes a giant selection of free, public-domain literature, searchable by categories such as grade level and genre. There’s also a wide selection of more current texts available; thousands of titles can be rented for 60 to 90 days at prices ranging from $0.75 to $3.49 per teacher, per student.
Graphite rating: 4/5
Pros: Great customization features help teachers boost students’ close reading skills with text checkpoints that test comprehension.
Cons: A recommendation tool for related reading could increase personalization and engagement; adding paid features can get pricey fast.
Bottom line: An excellent tool for in-text assessment. Maximize the platform’s usefulness by uploading your own texts and setting up CCSS-aligned checkpoints.