Resources and Tools

Resources and Tools

Utilize these websites for your classwork and your own quests for knowledge!  Please let me know if you need help finding information and books!

Student Resources

Renaissance
Reflex
Flocabulary
myON eBooks
Common Sense Media
AR Book Find
AVL
National Geographic Kids
Fact Monster
Safe Search
infoplease
Kid Rex
Sweet Search
Merriam-Webster Word Central
Sqool Tube Videos
Raising Life Long Learners
The Stem Laboratory
Grammarly
Cultural Arts Center
Gadsden Public Library
Library Spot

Parent Resources

The Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success
The Alabama Family Guide for Student Reading Success Kindergarten through Third Grade (en español)
pporting Your Child’s Reading at Home
Reading Adventure Packs Kindergarten 
Reading Adventure Packs Second Grade
Reading Adventure PacksThird Grade
My Child Can! Kindergarten Book
My Child Can! First Grade Book
My Child Can! Second Grade Book
My Child Can! Third Grade Book
A recording of the sounds of spoken English –  It is a good idea to take the time and listen to a recording of the sounds letters make so that you are saying the sounds correctly without a schwa (UH) sound at the end.
ing Picture Books – A list of rhyming books you might check out in your local library.
Storynory   – Contains links to songs, poems, nursery rhymes, myths, and other stories to listen to online or to download. 
Children’s Books Online  – Contains audio books that can be downloaded.  
Short Fluency Phrases – Help your child develop fluency and proficiency through repeated readings of a few phrases .

Dyslexia Resources

The Alabama State Board of Education defines dyslexia as “a learning challenge that is neurological in origin and characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the delivery of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” (Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide, 2016)
An inspiring video featuring famous individuals who exhibited characteristics of dyslexia
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