Some of the resources listed below will require your student to log in to the BDS LaunchPad. He or she will need to sign in using their username and password in the following format: Username: _______________________________ (all lower case) Password: ________________________________(make sure that the “x” is uppercase)
Wonders Wonders is the reading program that we use in the classroom. Your student can access Wonders' resources through the BDS Launch Pad.
Log in to the BDS Launch Pad
Click on the Textbooks icon
Click on the McGraw-Hill icon
Click To Do
Students may click any of the icons to access stories, games, or writing/reading practice.
Starfall The Starfall website will support your child's exploration of reading. It is organized sequentially from ABCs to learning to read to reading for fun. On occasion, sit down with your child and use the website together and encourage your child to share what he or she has learned. Click the link to play and learn: www.starfall.com
Storyline Online Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image. Click the link to gain access to an entire library of books: http://www.storylineonline.net
ABCya Created by a teacher, ABCya provides free learning games for students. Click the following link to explore this resource: www.abcya.com
Sight Words Below you will find a list of the high frequency words your child will need to know by the end of 2nd grade. These are words that students should know by memory as they won't be able to necessarily sound them out due to irregular spelling patterns. Practicing these words a couple of times a week will help your child to become a more fluent reader.
Good Ol' Fashioned Books If you do not have access to the Internet, the public library allows anyone to use their computers for free (as long as you have a free library card that is!). ☺
You can use the following documents to help guide you when asking your child about what he or she has read. These questions are aligned to what we are teaching the students in class and will aid in strengthening their comprehension skills.