Do you want to log reading for all the students in an extracurricular program like a book club or lit circle? Creating a reading group is an easy way to track students' reading outside of the classroom.
Teachers and media specialists can create reading groups of up to 40 students from a range of grades and classes. First, you'll want to log in with your teacher or media specialist account and navigate to People > Manage Groups. Here you can see and manage all your existing groups, as well as create new ones. Click the Create a Group button in the upper righthand corner to begin.
On the next page, you'll want to give your reading group a clear, unique name, as this is how it will appear in reports. Then, you can type group members' names into the search bar to find them from among all the students in your school. Once you've found a member, click on their name. This will highlight their name and information in green, with a green check mark in the corner indicating they have been selected. You can continue searching and selecting multiple students until done. Then click Add Selected Readers.
Once you have added the first batch of readers to your group, you can continue searching and adding readers as well as view and delete the readers that have already been added. Once done, scroll down and click Create This Group.
Once the group has been created, you can return to the edit screen to add or delete readers by clicking the pencil icon to the right of the group name. You can delete the group by clicking the trashcan icon, but keep in mind that this is an irreversible action.
Clicking the "+" icon will allow you to log for all the readers in the group. This will bring up a logging modal where you can record the book and/or minutes read, just like you would when logging for a classroom.