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