Students learn a new concept or explore a concept further during the Guided Practice component of an Independent Digital Lesson. Guided Practice activities are interactive, multisensory learning experiences that incorporate auditory, visual, and tactile learning. Each Guided Practice teaches students through interactive videos featuring a real teacher, digital manipulatives, and paper and pencil transfer through Student Notes.
Student Notes are printed problems that students are prompted to complete on paper during the Guided Practice experience. There are typically 3–4 problems in a Guided Practice experience, and one usually includes paper Student Notes. This helps students transfer their digital learning and helps students strengthen retention. Students receive digital support as they complete their Student Notes, providing them with learning opportunities as they check their work. Teachers check Student Notes weekly to monitor engagement, celebrate self-checking, and note the variety of strategies being used by students. Student Notes for each Mission are included in Zearn Workbooks or can be downloaded and printed individually from teacher accounts.
You can experience our four types of Guided Practice activities here: