Reading
  • Empower all ELLs with the academic language and literacy skills they need to access grade-level content!

Did You Know?

Children who read more than 10 pages per day score 10% higher in reading proficiency.

Reading for just 10 minutes per day increases the number of words a child reads in a year by more than half a million.

We use Santillana's Spotlight on English for our Reading.  Spotlight on English is a balanced reading program that provides academic English students need through content-based and standards-based lessons, while addressing the proficiency needs of every student in every lesson with differentiated instruction using proven methodologies and innovative teaching strategies.

These are the Pillars of Early Literacy.  They are very important to

ALL Language Learners.

We also use the following Online Reading Resources regularly.
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What is it?

       Raz-Kids (Kids A-Z/Reading A-Z) is an online reading resource.  It contains 400+ eBooks along with comprehension quizzes for each book.  These books are leveled across 27 levels so that your child is reading appropriate and engaging books!  It helps students increase reading fluency by allowing them to independently read the books, or read along.  Students can even record themselves reading to help them monitor their own reading fluency.  The more books they read and quizzes they complete; the more points they will earn towards their RAZ-Rocket!  

     I have provided your child with a log-in and level to access the books.  As your child completes the activities, I will have access to monitor his or her growth and progress.  I also have the access to change the reading level if necessary.

 

How do I access it?

       You can find Raz-Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com.  It can be accessed on any computer, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, iPhone, and iPod Touch. All apps for the program are free to download onto any mobile devices. 

      Your child has my username and password for the program.  I have done this with them in class so they should be familiar with it.  If you have additional questions, please let me know. 

 

Happy Reading!

Mr. Diaz

What is it?

       Education.com is an online reading and mathematics resource. It has guided lessons. Kids flow through fun, creative games in a carefully designed sequence to practice and perfect 800+ key skills.  They have a ginormous library with 30,000+ activities, kids can jump around, follow recommendations, or dive deep into a favorite subject.  Their learning activities teach pre-K - 5th grade skills, including:

 

  • Literacy skills and reading comprehension

  • ABCs and sight words

  • Writing fluency

  • Grammar

  • Number recognition and counting

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Multiplication and division

     I have provided your child with a log-in and level to access the books.  As your child completes the activities, I will have access to monitor his or her growth and progress.  I also have the access to change the reading level if necessary.

 

How do I access it?

       You can find direct access to Education.com at https://kids.education.com.  It can be accessed on any computer, iPad, or Android Tablet. All apps for the program are free to download onto these devices.  Sorry, this is not available on mobile phones.

      Your child has my username and password for the program.  I have done this with them in class so they should be familiar with it.  If you have additional questions, please let me know. 

 

Happy Reading!

Mr. Diaz

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I've signed up with Epic to give your children free access to Epic!

 

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under

Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

Students can login at

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select

I've signed up with ReadingIQ from the makers of ABCMouse

 

ReadingIQ is basically a huge digital library for children 12 and under, which gives families and teachers access to thousands of high-quality books, chosen by experts to advance literacy.  There are TONS of titles to choose from (more on that in a minute), and switching levels is really simple (so you can choose read-alouds or easy readers, then add in more challenging titles all in one click).

This is not free for home use. You are not required to purchase this.  

Students can login at

www.readingiq.com

Visit Scholastic for Books and Activities to Learn at Home
Visite Scholastic para libros y actividades para aprender en casa
We also use these online resources in our class for assessments and themed lessons.  Students have access to these on the Student Page of this website.
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