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Was your learner working with a tutor before COVID-19? Want to access resources and activities to support their continued growth? We’re here to help!

New Resources for Supporting Your Child’s Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Free Consultation with Literacy or Math Expert

Connect 1:1 with an experienced educator or literacy coach. During the consult you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Review your child’s progress and learn about proven interventions
  • Answer any questions you may have about your child’s literacy development
  • Help identify additional support that may be helpful
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Curated Activities for Skill Building

Access a library of easy activities to do at home with your learners to support skill building and growth. To get started, choose the library of videos appropriate for your child’s age: PreK (Reading & Early Numeracy), Grades K-3 (Reading), Grades 4-8 (Math).

Click on the red bars below to display video library, choose a video to play, then follow along to learn more!

Alphabet Song 

The A-Z song is a great way to support your child’s recognition and enjoyment of letter sounds. To sing this song, you can make your own alphabet chart by writing the alphabet on a piece of paper. While you sing, point to each letter. You can also do this by making alphabet cards using index cards or pieces of paper. 

Journaling 

Journaling is a great way to support emergent writing, vocabulary, and oral language. The steps for journaling include: 1) Provide a prompt or “spark.” 2) Model for your child by drawing a picture and writing words. 3) Invite your child to write or draw. While they are journaling, ask questions and provide lots of encouragement. It is ok for them to write and draw about whatever they are thinking and feeling (even if it’s not connected to your prompt!). 4) After they are done ask them about their journal page and offer to add words to their page. As your child journals, celebrate their current stage of writing. Journaling for your child might include scribbles, pictures, letters, or even words. Have fun!

Letter Names Song 

This song is a great way to support your child’s recognition of letters. You can sing this song using a variety of materials. You can write letters using a pencil, crayon, sidewalk chalk, or a paint brush dipped in water. If your child is excited to write on their own, they can even write the letters!

 

Letter Sound Song 

This song is a great way to support your child’s recognition of letter sounds. You can sing this song using a variety of materials. You can write letters using a pencil, crayon, sidewalk chalk, or a paint brush dipped in water. If your child is excited to write on their own, they can even write the letters! 

Rhyming Song 

Families – be on the lookout for ways to have fun with rhyming with your child. Say two words and have the child decide if they rhyme. Words that rhyme have the same ending sound. If the words do rhyme give a thumbs up and sing the song.    

 

Syllable Chant 

Families – be on the lookout for ways to have fun with syllables with your child. This supports your child’s phonological awareness skills. Syllables are the parts of a word that contain a vowel. For this song, break words into their syllables by saying, clapping, stomping, and whispering the word.

The Number Song 

The Number Song is a great way to support your child’s early math skills. You can write the number using a pencil, crayon, sidewalk chalk, whiteboard marker, or paintbrush dipped in water. If your child is excited to write on their own, they can even write the numbers while you sing together. You can sing one number or several. Follow your child’s interest and lead. Learn more.

 

What is It? 

The What Is It? song is a great way to support your child’s vocabulary and oral language. You can put anything in the bag. After you pull the item out of the bag, be sure to ask lots of questions. For example, if you pull a household item like spoon out of the bag you could ask…. What do you know about a spoon? Where do we keep our spoons? How do we use spoons in our family? What’s your favorite thing to eat with a spoon? 

Blending Words 

Practicing blending sounds together to make words can help students become more fluent readers. This is one way you can help your child to practice blending words. If you would like a list of words to practice with your child please contact us.

Duet Reading 

Duet Reading is an activity you can do with your child to improve fluency. Select a passage your child can read with at least 95% accuracy (no more than one error in every 20 words) so they can focus on reading fluently.

Letter Sound Inventory 

The Letter Sound Inventory is a quick way to discover the letter sounds your child knows and letter sounds they are still working on. Letter-sound correspondence is a key to early literacy success.

Phoneme Blending 

Phoneme blending is a listening activity you can do at home. Listening for and blending the sounds that make up words help children to develop early literacy skills.

Phoneme Segmenting 

Phoneme segmenting is a listening activity you can do at home. Listening for and separating the sounds that make up words help children to develop early literacy skills.

Addition Battle 

Addition Battle is an activity you can play at home using dice or numbers written on bottle caps. It is a good way to practice place value knowledge and addition fluency.

Making 10 Go Fish

Making 10 Go Fish is a great way to practice addition fluency with your child at home. This game can be modified to make a different sum.

Multiplication War 

Practicing fact fluency for a few minutes per week can help students apply skills to more complex math concepts. This game is a fun way to practice math facts at home.

Quick Draw 

Practicing fact fluency for a few minutes a week can help students apply skills to more complex math concepts. This game is a fun way to practice math facts at home.

Three Operations 

Practicing fact fluency for a few minutes per week can help students apply skills to more complex math concepts. This game is a fun way to practice math facts at home.

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