Many of your children might be using Freckle this summer as assigned by their teacher. looking for more reading practice this summer? Here are some suggestions parent can set up for their children that teachers also use:
• https://newsela.com– This website provides high-quality news articles, historical documents, and other texts for students in grades 2-12, covering science, law, health, arts, sports, opinion, and economics. Users can toggle between five levels of reading difficulty (on the Lexile scale). Parents can get free access, with content suitable for elementary and secondary students. The Newsela website also has text sets of news articles, biographies, speeches, and historical documents organized around central themes or topics.
• https://www.readworks.org– This free site has more than 2,600 K-12 informational and literary passages, paired texts, text sets, lessons, comprehension units, and novel study units, all accompanied by question sets. All passages are searchable by keyword, grade, Lexile level, topic, text type, and skill or strategy. You can find your child's lexile level on their NWEA MAP report. Topics include civics and government, technology and engineering, and world history.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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