Although we are not utlizing Accelerated Reader tests in our school at this time, this website helps to determine a book's reading level. "BL" is the book level. 2.0-2.9 represents the 2nd grade range. Our school media center has colored dots on all the books in order for students to easily know the reading level range. This is great for when you have a book, such as one from home, in which those handy colored dots are not available!
At the beginning of the year, students will be given usernames and passwords in order to access their account. (See the password sheet in your child's notebook.) Students are given a pretest to determine their reading level and are then assigned passages that match their level. They answer comprehension questions based on what they've read and immediately get a score. The score determines whether or not they need an lower or higher text level for the next passage and will adjust based on the need.
If your child needs more practice with writing or typing, allow them to develop their own writing using Google Docs. Encourage your child to write narratives (personal or imaginative), informational texts, or opinion pieces. Students can type summaries of books they've read, keep a daily journal, or even type poetry. Students can also write about how two texts are alike and different!
Unable to make it to the library for new books? No worries! This app gives students access to online books straight from their Chromebook/ iPad.
This gives students access to SOOO many online books!!! Some books even have the option for audio to be played which can help students with unfamiliar words or higher reading levels.
Our class code: waj5024
This app allows you access to a resource that we use in Henry County. It includes the same Math practice that is included in the student workbooks, but there are some extra features through the online version. It also provides an online Science textbook and there are some Social Studies resources, too. Be sure to click "Core Content" to get to the instructional material. Teachers also can give assignments for student practice or grades.