We have what you need to get your students on track for reading success this year.
Checklist for Beginning the Year with Success
Whether you and your students are returning to the classroom, engaging in remote learning, or navigating a mix of both, these tips can help you get the school year off to a great start.
Using Core5 at Home
This brief overview explains to families how they can support students using Core5 at home as part of a remote learning model. Available in English (US), English (UK), Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Fluency Passage Packs
This resource for Grades 2–5 allows teachers to further scaffold fluent reading instruction and provide oral reading practice for students. Passages in this pack are taken from the online activities and are formatted with additional line spacing and a line-by-line running word count.
Read @ Home Activities
With options for all levels— foundational through adolescent readers—these newsletters include fun games and projects can be completed with items that families already have at home.
New! Digital Lexia Skill Builders and Lexia Lesson Slide Decks
This year, you and your students may be logging into a virtual classroom or navigating a mix of face-to-face and online learning. To support literacy development wherever the learning happens, Lexia Skill Builders are now available in a digital format that can be completed on a student device, and you can now deliver a series of Lexia Lessons as live-participation presentations.
Write letters on the ground with chalk. Have growing readers jump to each letter as you say it. Bonus points for naming a word that begins with that sound! You can also try this activity with simple words that kids can sound out — or decode. For this version, have them jump to each word and earn bonus points for using it in a sentence.
To build syllable knowledge, grab a game board, and try this fun activity. Take turns saying a word from a given category, such as animals or sports. Players can count the syllables in each word and move a token that number of spaces on the game board. Try other word categories the next time you play!
Words can be related to the same topic but have different shades of meaning. Think of the words frigid, bracing, tepid, and scorching. They can all describe water but cover a range of temperatures. Create sets of word cards using words like these, and have readers sort them across each spectrum. Talk about the subtle differences in meaning.
Play a game of catch to build vocabulary. Focus on prefixes and suffixes — meaningful word parts added to the beginning or end of words. Pick a common prefix or suffix. Say a word with that word part, and pass a ball to another player. Pass the ball back and forth, thinking of a new word each time. The player left holding the ball after running out of words starts the next round with a new prefix or suffix.
Poems are more than just written words, and reading a poem aloud reveals the power of rhythm and rhyme. Help readers develop fluent reading skills — in all types of texts — with this poetry activity.
Have students create a beat to go with a fun poem. (Just tapping a pencil on the table will work!) Then, have them record themselves reading the poem in rhythm with the beat. Showcase their talents by hosting a virtual poetry slam.
Verbs. Interjections. Adjectives. Nouns. Adverbs. It’s grammar time! Make grammar fun by organizing a scavenger hunt. Review the different parts of speech, and have students look for 10 examples of each in a news article. Then, play a fill-in-the-blank word game. Ask students (or have them ask you) to name new words to replace some of the ones they found, using the part of speech as a clue. Have fun reading aloud the new version of the article!
- • Nouns are people, places, or things: teacher, doctor, library, store, cat, bravery.
- • Verbs show action or state of being: run, jump, think, have, are.
- • Interjections show emotion: Wow! Awww. Um.
- • Adjectives describe nouns: red, heavy, beautiful, seven, funny.
- • Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs: quickly, noisily, always, very.
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