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This page is currently being created for students and parents to utilize, to help their child progress academically.  The activities and websites coincide with what I do during tutoring and what I teach in the classroom.  Enjoy!

 

Core Subject Areas:

Reading:

High-Frequency words:

  • Here are the dolch word lists with activities. Many of these activities can be done with any words, not just high-frequency words-

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Dolch.html

 

  • Here are the words broken down into levels-

http://bogglesworldesl.com/dolch/DolchMasterList.doc

 

  • Here are games to play that coincide with each level-

Pre-primer:

http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-pre-primer-games.html

Primer:

http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-primer-games.html

1st grade:

http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-first-grade-games.html

2nd grade:

http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-second-grade-games.html

3rd grade:

http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-third-grade-games.html

 

  • Here is the 1st grade list of high-frequency words already printed onto flashcards- 

You can:

  • use them as flashcards
  • play 'memory' (print out two sets, cut them out, mix them up and flip them over...making sure you have a match for every word and not using more than 20-25 words at time...4x4 or 5x5 squares)
  • use the words to fill in a blank bingo board and play bingo

http://my.ccsd.net/userdocs/documents/2137632596.doc

 

Fluency Passages:

  • Here is a link to some passages to use as practice for reading fluency.  They are listed in order, according to grade level (G1= 1st grade, G2= 2nd grade...).  Please remember that the specific grade a student is in does not necessarily determine which passages they should read.  If they are either above or below grade level, you may need to use passages from other 'grade levels'.

http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/teachers/building-reading-and-writing-skills/student-fluency-passages

You can use the fluency passages in several ways-

  • One-on-One: Read the fluency assessment passage to the student so they can hear fluent reading. Then have the student read the passage. If the student gets stuck on a word, read the word and have her or him repeat it. Repeated one-on-one readings will increase smoothness and expression.
  • Timed Total Reading: Have the 'instructor' start a stopwatch as the student begins the passage, and stop it at the end. The student can record the reading time on a chart. Reading time will drop as the student repeats the reading. You can also calculate the words per minute and record it on the bottom of the passage.
  • Paired Readings: One partner starts the stopwatch when the reader begins the passage. At the end of one minute, the partner says “Stop” and circles the last word the reader read. The partner then marks the number of words read on the words-per-minute chart at the bottom. Partners then switch.  The partners each get three times each to read through the passage, trying to get farther than they did the previous reading. 

 

Practice pages:

  • Here are some reproducible pages for you to print off and have your child work on at home. The pages focus on many differrent skills and are broken down by grade level. Some of the skills include:
  • phonics
  • sight words
  • spelling
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension
  • writing

http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/index.html

 

Home reading tips:

  • Here are some tips to consider while you are reading with your child at home-

http://www.pbs.org/launchingreaders/parenttips_3.html

 

Common Core State Standards:

  • Here is a link to the reading standards that are being taught in each grade level.  It not only gives you the standards that they need to master, but it also gives you some background information on how we will use these standards and why they are important.   

http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/ELAstandards/default.aspx

 

Writing:

  •  Here are the six writing traits.  Click on each trait and it will give you a description, examples and ideas to help increase your knowledge of each trait.

http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/teacherlinks/sixtraits/sixtraits.html

 

  • Here is a link to the Thinking Maps page.  These maps go along with the thinking processes and help to plan out writing.  There is a description of each map and how to use them.  They can also be used in all of the other content areas.

http://www.thinkingmaps.com/products.php

 

  • Here are some story starters from Scholastic. You can print them out or discuss them with your child and have them write about a similar topic- 

http://my.ccsd.net/userdocs/documents/1261861164.pdf

 

Story Starter Ideas:

Your turn, my turn- Our story

Writing stories is fun, but it really comes alive when your child creates and writes a story with you.

What you'll need:

* Paper, pencil, and a story title.

What to do:

* Create or choose an exciting title for a story you would like to write with your child, such as "A Golden Surprise" or "The Ooey, Gooey Mess." Write the title on a sheet of paper and invite your child to write the first sentence. You write the second line. Take turns writing sentences until the story is complete.

* When the story is finished, invite the family to a story-reading session, or read the story to the family during dinner.

 

Moose Cafe

Opportunities for reading and writing are all around us, espcially when the subject is food.

What you'll need:

* Menus

What to do:

* Go with your child to several restaurants to ask for free copies of their menus. Take them home. Ask your child to read several of the items on each menu with their descriptions.

Then ask your child to make up a menu for an imaginary restaurant--the Moose Cafe or the Tuna Bake Bistro--with creative descriptions.

 

 

Math:

  • Number and Operations

Here are links to many, many fun activities that work on the number and operations standard.  I have broken them down into the specific subgroup they target.

 

Base ten:

http://mathwire.com/standards/numbop.html

http://www.mathperspectives.com/pdf_docs/lesson_2.pdf

http://www.mathperspectives.com/pdf_docs/lesson_1.pdf

 

Fractions:

http://mathwire.com/fractions/fracmodels.html

Algebraic Thinking:

http://mathwire.com/standards/alg.html

 

  • Measurement and Data

http://mathwire.com/standards/meas.html

http://mathwire.com/standards/dataprob.html

  • Geometry

http://mathwire.com/standards/geom.html

 

 

Common Core State Standards:

  • Here is a link to the math standards that are being taught in each grade level. It not only gives you the standards that they need to master, but it also gives you some background information on how we will use these standards and why they are important. 

http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/Mathematics/default.aspx

Websites:

Reading:

 

Starfall-

http://www.starfall.com

 

SE kids-

http://sekids.ccsd.net/

 

PBS kids-

http://pbskids.org/go/

 

Scholastic ages 3-7

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/

 

Scholastic ages 8-12

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/

 

Seussville-

http://www.seussville.com/

 

Math:

 

Cool Math Games-

http://www.coolmath.com/

 

Investigations-

http://investigations.terc.edu/library/Games_K1.cfm#a_counting

 

Science/Social Studies:

 

National Geographic Kids-

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

 

 

 

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