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School start on August 10, 2020.
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    • Resources to help struggling readers build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
    • Visit the “Helping Struggling Readers” page if your child is having trouble learning to read. Click on “Start the Target the Problem!” activity to open a tool that defines a variety of reading difficulties, such as fluency and comprehension, and explains how kids, parents, and teachers can recognize signs of the difficulty. This tool also links to a “How to Help” page, which offers tips to both children and their parents regarding how they can work on the issue.

o   Interactive activities and printables to help kids improve their reading and writing skills.

o   Families can engage their child in reading or writing by visiting the “Parent & After

    School Resources” section, where experts have created fun and educational materials to

    supplement at home what children are learning at school.

o   Free access to media content and community-based experiences that support learning 

    for young children.

o   Interactive activities and printables that support key developmental areas including 

    communication, critical thinking, and literacy.

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    • This is a reading and math website that helps children ages 3 to 11. The “Expert Help” tab of the website’s Reading portion offers resources on helping struggling readers, encouraging reading, and working on issues including phonics, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Check out the ideas Oxford Owl suggests for games and activities.

    • Some parts of the website are free, others are paid.
    • Phonics and other reading activities for pre-school to grade 2.
    • Online reading: many early reader stories available for free. Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story.  

    • Free reading and math skills games; the short story read aloud and other sections are paid.
    • Resources and materials are available for grades K through 5.

    • Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories. Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site. 
    • There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages (especially helpful for your ELL students) and more.