Links & Resources

  • I hope you find the resources helpful as you work with your students in reading and math at home. This page will be updated frequently as more resources become available and relevant to our learning. 

    Kindergarten Math

    The goal for students in EIP math is to practice skills that help them master number sense and counting. Use what you have available to you at home to help them practice skills like forwards and backwards counting to 20, counting objects, etc.  (ex. erasers, coins, cereal pieces, toy cars, etc.) 

    Kindergarten Reading 

    The goal for students in EIP reading is to practice skills that help them grow into beginning independent readers. The uploaded links will send you to websites and activities that assist students with mastering letter identification, letter sounds, sight words, listening comprehension, decoding (sounding out words), and much more!  

    Storyline Online (Choose from hundreds of read alouds to have your students practice listening comprehension skills. Ask them questions so they can recall the characters, setting, and major events. Have them tell you specific events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.) 

    Sight Words Lists (Kindergarten students focus on the 1st list. Grade level expectations are that they know all 100 words by the end of the year. Do not have students sound out these words, they should be able to read them instantly upon seeing them (I usually count to 3 in my head. If they don't know the word by the count of 3, I read it to them and move on. That word then becomes one of the ones I have them practice.)

    Sight Word Song 

    Reading Games (Great options include: Rhyme Round Up, Beginning Sounds, Sight Word Smash, Letter Matcher, and Alpha Jet Pets) 

    1st Grade Reading

    The goal for students in EIP reading is to practice skills that help them grow into independent readers. In 1st grade, the focus is on mastering sight words, strategies for reading unknown words, and comprehension of what they read. The uploaded links will send you to websites and activities that allow students to continue practicing their sight words, decoding, and comprehension skills as we would in class. 1st grade students should be writing about what they read in complete sentences as well. 

    Storyline Online (Choose from hundreds of read alouds to have your students practice listening comprehension skills. Ask them questions so they can recall the characters, setting, and major events. Have them identify the problem and solution in the text or tell the main idea with 3 important supporting details.) 

    Sight Words Lists (Grade level expectation is that students know all 220 words by the end of the year. Students should not be sounding these words out, they must know them as soon as they see them. (I usually count to 3 in my head. If they don't know the word by the count of 3, I read it to them and move on. That word then becomes one of the ones I have them practice.)

    2nd Grade Reading 

    The goal for students in EIP reading is to practice skills that help them grow into independent readers. In 2nd grade, the focus is on mastering decoding (sounding out unfamiliar words) and comprehension of what they read. The uploaded links will send you to websites and activities that allow students to continue practicing their decoding and comprehension skills as we would in class. 2nd grade students should be writing about what they read as well. Their responses should be more in-depth as they think about the ways characters change throughout fictional stories or reflect on what might happen next in the book based on the way it ends. 2nd grade students should also be preparing for 3rd grade by restating the questions in their written responses when they write about what they've read. 

    Storyline Online (Choose from hundreds of read alouds to have your students practice listening comprehension skills. Ask them questions so they can identify the problem and solution in the text or tell the main idea with details. For nonfiction texts, have them recall important facts from the book and focus on text features. Ask them how the diagrams, glossary, or table of contents helps them gather new information.) 

    Reading BINGO Board (A fun wa to encourage your students to read! Maybe they get a treat for making BINGO!?)