One of the best ways for children to practice their literacy skills over the summer is by reading daily. This can mean reading an appropriately challenging text independently or listening to a book being read out loud to them. Let’s enjoy reading this summer!
Students can login to myon.com to access over 6,000 enhanced digital books that are interesting, exciting, and appealing for young readers. Students can choose to read these books independently or have the computer read the book to them. Parents, guardians and other important adults, join in on the fun this summer and select a myON book to read to your child.
Make reading a special time this summer and strive to enjoy a great book each day. Track your child’s progress with this chart from Explore Learning.
Your child should have their myON username and password from their school.
Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Terry Crews, Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Jennifer Garner, Betty White and dozens more.
Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Fred is our Read Write Inc. frog who only speaks in sounds. Students listen to Fred’s sounds and then blend those sounds together to say a whole word. This is a critically important skill on the journey to becoming an accomplished reader. Your child can practice his/her oral blending skills this summer by participating in the following Fred Game videos. Videos are active until 17th August.
Fred Says Games – Just like ‘Simon Says’
Fred’s Adventure Games – Where will Fred venture to today?
Fred’s House – Let’s take a look at all the things in Fred’s house
Use the pictures from Imagine Forest to encourage your child to write this summer. Imagine Forest has over 85 interesting pictures to help children generate ideas and get motivated to write. Visit the webpage with your child and have them select a picture that’s interesting to him/her. Talk to your child about the picture to help him/her develop ideas and sentences. After talking, have your child write their sentences. Encourage him/her to use their Fred Fingers to spell unknown words.
Set 1 Sounds
If your child finished the school year learning Set 1 Sounds or in the Ditty or Red groups, he/she can participate in the following videos to continue learning their Set 1 sounds and practice reading and spelling words containing those sounds. Your child will need a pencil and a piece of paper to complete these lessons. Your child should watch and participate in all videos for each letter in one day. Videos are active until 17th August.
Practice all your Set 1 sounds by reading and spelling the words, including some longer 5 sound words, in the videos below.
Set 2 Sounds
If your child finished the school year in the Green, Purple or Pink Read Write Inc. Phonics groups, he/she can participate in the following videos to continue learning their Set 2 sounds and practice reading and spelling words containing those sounds. Your child will need a pencil and a piece of paper to complete these lessons. Your child should watch and participate in all videos for each sound in one day. Review lessons are scheduled throughout the learning sequence as well. Videos are active until 17th August.