Reading tab features

There are many features of your online account which you may not be aware of. This article focuses on those features found under the Reading tab. Log in to your online account and let's get started.

  • Log in to your online account
    • Go to
    • Enter username (email address)
    • Enter password
    • Click Login
  • In the blue menu bar select the Reading tab
  • Select the publication that you would like to view


Features to be aware of:

  • Reordering weeks
  • Audio reader
  • Highlighting/Note-taking tool
  • Bonus sources
  • Article questions
  • Teacher resources
  • Games
  • Coins

Reordering weeks

  • Click and drag the toggle bar next to the week you would like to move
  • Release toggle bar once you have that week repositioned
  • Repeat steps until all weeks are in the order you prefer

Audio Reader

Voice actors read the articles aloud to students, at the click of a button

  • Click on the week you need
  • Select an article
  • Click on the play button above the article

Highlighting Note-taking tool

  • Click on the week you need
  • Select an article
  • Click and drag over chosen text
  • Highlight box appears
  • Choose a color for highlighting of selected text
  • Choose the pencil icon to add notes
  • To view highlights/notes students have made, click on highlights in the top menu bar

Bonus Sources

There are thousands of primary source documents and videos we have put online to add to your subscription.

  • Click on the week you need
  • Select an article
  • To the upper right of the article you will see the purple Bonus Sources
  • Click on the Bonus Sources to find all videos, audio and pictures related to this article

Article/Bonus sources questions

At the bottom of each article and for most of the bonus sources you will find 3 questions for the students to answer; easy, medium and hard. Each question answered earns them coins for the game. Simply scroll down after reading or watching, to find the questions.

Teacher resources

There are teacher resources provided for every publication.

  • Select the week you are working on. This provides more Resources to you than if you were simply on the publication.
  • Scroll down past all weeks to the tabs found at the bottom
  • You will find tabs for
    • lesson plan
    • content videos
    • worksheets
    • resources
    • K-6 general resources
      • Many of these same resources may be found in the PD Training tab at the top of your screen


There are two activities that students can access through their account.

  • Crossword puzzle - the same one found in their physical publication
  • Mis-spilled game - takes the weekly vocabulary words and asks students to sort them by the correct and incorrect spelling

To find these activities

  • Click on the week you are interested in
  • Scroll to the bottom of the article list


Most things that students do online will earn coins. Reading articles, answering questions, going through bonus sources, taking assessments, doing the crossword, etc.

For students to view and use the coins they have earned:

  • Click on the avatar icon in the upper right-hand corner
  • A drop-down menu will appear
  • Click on Explorers or the My Rev Rat
  • Both allow students to use the coins they have earned


Features to be aware of:

  • Tests now autosave so students can return to them later
  • Tests are self-grading, except for open response or fill in the blank type questions. Those are given to teachers to grade.
  • Questions are customizable
  • You may print test scores, allow retakes, email testing link, etc

Activate test

You as a teacher determine which tests your students may view

  • Click button to change from red to green
  • When this is green, students will now be able to access this test in their own account

Edit Test

There are many ways to used and customize these assessments. For an in-depth look at all these features, click here.

Test Scores/Statistics

To view how students did on the test, both individually and as a class click on these tabs: