Literacy@MSS

Welcome students and families to our page for all things literacy! Here you will find educational resources to help improve foundational reading and writing skills from home. This is a great time to access valuable resources that companies are offering for free during this time of school closures! Cannot find what you need? Reach out to your librarian, Mrs. Larson.

Hello MSS: Week of June 15th

Welcome to Week 10! Your English teachers will be reaching out this week with different themes for our junior and senior classes. On this page you will find resources to support these themes, such as weekly reading lists, a concept map for this week’s vocabulary word, a weekly quote, and a weekly Word Ladder. Have a great week MSS, and as always, reach out if there is anything I can help with! Mrs. Larson

Week 10 Literacy@MSS Update from Mrs. Larson

Literacy Resources for Students & Families

I have created two reading lists this week to support your weekly English themes/challenges. For the Juniors, check out the Home Sweet Home Reading List. Seniors, check out the Into the Future Reading List. Try to read and write everyday for 10 minutes to improve your literacy skills!

Do you want an eBook from the MSS Library? Watch this How to Video that I created on using our Student OverDrive Reading App, Sora, for free on your device or on a laptop (make sure you are using the Chrome browser)!

RazKids is an online reading program with digital books and quizzes leveled for 29 different reading levels. Subscriptions are free right now during COVID-19! Email me to get added to our MSS classroom roster!

Scholastic Learn at Home has prepared free weekly learning journeys for grades 6-9 that include videos, books to read, quizzes, and activities.

Audible is an audiobook service from Amazon. While schools are closed, students can stream an incredible collection of stories for free on their desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Want book suggestions? Email your librarian, Mrs. Larson!

Brain Pop is an educational website for students organized into subjects. Right now access is free! Register by clicking on the Family option. Be sure to check out the English section for units on grammar, writing, study skills, and authors/books!

Khan Academy ELA Choose your grade level (2-8) and then an interactive lesson to build vocabulary and reading comprehension.

CBC Books Canadian children’s writers & illustrators are sharing readings of their books online. Check out this list of authors who are reading their books online for students to watch & listen.

Want the full MSS list of free literacy resources for educators, students, and families? Click Here (updated weekly by Mrs. Larson)

Fun with Fluency

Word games are fun and help improve fluency! Here are some resources from our fluency guru, Tim Rasinsky, to build student vocabulary skills:

Weekly Word Ladder

This week’s Word Ladder: the Sea!

Weekly Vocabulary Word

This week’s vocabulary word is bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another.