Finding a Lesson

Scenario:

You are looking for a specific lesson in order to prepare for a class or run an activity using Preview.

Steps:

  1. Sign into Speak Agent and click the Lessons menu item on the left-hand side.
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  2. Make sure you are on the Organization Lessons tab if you are looking for a curriculum-aligned lesson provided to your school district. The Your Lessons tab is only for lessons that you have created — and that is an advanced "power user" feature.
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  3. The simplest way to search for a lesson is generally by keyword searching. Just type a short keyword or name of a unit and press Search. For district implementations, you can also type the unit number like Unit 01, Unit 02, etc. Unit numbers generally have the 0 as in 01, 02, 03, etc.
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  4. Alternatively, you can filter your search. Most implementations are in English and for Math or Science, so the main filter you will use is likely to be Grade(s). Just check the grade level(s) you wish to narrow the search to.
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  5. Use the SORT BY menu to order your search results however you wish.
  6. Click on the name of the lesson you want to access, such as Unit 04: Volume. This takes you to a page where you can see what activities are in the lesson and can Preview each activity.

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p.s. If you are searching from the same computer as before, it will remember your last filter(s) and sorting. So, if you can't find a lesson, it may be because it's remembering your previous search filters. See below on how to troubleshoot this.

Troubleshooting:

Can't find a lesson? There are a couple of possible reasons:

  1. You have may search filters such as grade level, subject, or language. If this is the case, you will see the following text:
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  2. Just click CLEAR ALL to clear out any search filters. This is on the right side of the webpage:
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  3. Another possibility is that you are searching for a keyword that is too specific. Clear out the clear by clicking the "X" in the search box or try searching for a shorter term. For example, rather than searching for "area and volume" just search "area" or "volume" separately. Rather than searching "biomes" search "biome" using the singular rather than plural. The fewer letters you use, the broader the search results will be.
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