Crittenden Middle School

6158 Jefferson Avenue · Newport News, VA 23605 · Phone: (757) 591-4900 · Fax: (757) 838-8261

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GETTING STARTED WITH KIDBIZ

idBiz Reading Routine

To follow the KidBiz3000 Reading Routine, students should complete the following five steps:

  1. Read the newest e-mail from KidBiz3000 and respond to it.
  2. Read the daily news article.
  3. Complete the activity.
  4. Respond to the thought question.
  5. Vote in the KidBiz3000 poll.

Accessing today's feature article

To access the day's feature article:
In the What's New box on the right of the home page screen, click the article title.
Read the article online, or click the Print button at the top of the screen to print it and read it later.
OR

  1. Click Mailbox on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Click the subject of today's message from KidBiz3000.
  3. From within the message, click the article title.

Accessing other current news content

To access current news content:

  1. Click News on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Select a news category from the list of news departments on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click a title. The complete news article appears on the screen.
  4. Read the article online, or click the Print button at the top of the screen to print it and read it later.

Completing a multiple-choice activity

To complete a multiple-choice activity:

  1. Access a news article.
  2. Click the paper clip icon, labeled Activity.
  3. Read the question.
  4. Click the letter of the correct answer.
  5. If you answer the question correctly, click the forward arrow to progress to the next question.
  6. If you answer the question incorrectly, click the back arrow to try the question a second time.
  7. Click Refer to Article to reread the article.
  8. Click Hint, when available, for a clue.
  9. When you have finished all the questions, KidBiz3000 reveals your score on the screen.
  10. Click Back to Article to return to the reading passage.

Completing a technology activity

To complete a technology activity:

  1. Access a news article.
  2. Click the light bulb icon, labeled Activity.
  3. Complete the activity according to the instructions on the screen.

Completing a thought question

To access and answer a thought question:

  1. Access a news article.
  2. Click the question mark icon, labeled Thought Question.
  3. Position your cursor in the text box.
  4. Type your response.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. To save as a draft, click Finish Later.
 

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