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Parents ask me all of the time to recommend resources for their child(ren).  I will compile a list in the areas of reading and math. This is an ongoing list so I will continue to add resources over time. I will try to list as many free resources as I can.

 

Reading:

CEO Ty’s Youtube Channel:

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Of course, I’m going to promote myself.

My channel has videos that include strategies and tips for parents in the area of reading. I am passionate about reading, and I want to make sure you have every resource you need. Click on the link and subscribe so that you won’t miss any videos.

Read Theory:

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ReadTheory is a FREE program. It meets learners at their own, individual ability levels. The passages adjust according to the child’s reading ability.   Progress is shown on an intuitive report, replete with actionable, meaningful insights. This program gives you the child’s grade and Lexile level. I LOVE this program, and it is my go-to resource.

ABC Mouse:

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This website is not free, but there is a trial period for one month. After that, it’s $9.95/month. There is a special offer right now (as of today, August 10, 2018). The website is offering 49% off of annual membership. This comprehensive learning program is for children ages 2-8. There are about 850 lessons within ten levels and about 9,000+ activities.

Easy CBM:

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This is a free program, but you can upgrade to Teacher Deluxe.  If you select the free version of the program, you will have access to progress monitoring.  I upgraded to the Teacher Deluxe for $39.99 a year.  It’s worth it. I am able to monitor progress, assign benchmark assessments, and see “at risk” students. This program tests students in every area of reading and based on testing results, it allows you to create and manage instructional interventions for each student.

Lexile:

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This site allows you to do a quick search for a book that’s within your child’s Lexile range.

Read Works:

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This site is FREE. It’s aligned to the standards, and you can search for passages by the Lexile level, subject, grade, or text type. It includes a writing component, and each passage lists the grade level, Lexile level, if there is a question set, and if the passage is literary or informational. You can also assign passages and see the child’s progress.

Sight words :

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This is a FREE resource to help you teach your child to read.

From the site:

Sightwords.com is a comprehensive sequence of teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy. This collection of resources is designed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers teach a child how to read.

This website includes a detailed curriculum outline to give you an overview of how the individual lessons fit together. It provides detailed instructions and techniques to show you how to teach the material and how to help a child overcome common roadblocks. It also includes free teaching aids, games, and other materials that you can download and use with your lessons.

Brain Pop:

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This site has engaging animated learning videos, games, quizzes, and activities to encourage children on their unique learning path.

Adapted Mind:

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Please note that I have not used this website.  This was recommended, and I went to the website to do the research. Adapted mind is a program that allows your child to learn independently, and has personalized instruction.  It also includes prizes and games.  You can sign up for one month free to see if you like it, and after that, it’s $9.95/month for up to five children.

IXL

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This website has a family and educator membership.  The family reading membership starts at $9.95/month.  You can bundle all subject areas for $19.95/month.  This site is aligned to the standards, uses diagnostics to recommend skills for your child, creates an action plan for you to see what your child can work on next, and is able to pinpoint your child’s overall grade level.

Math:

 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

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This website is useful when you are unable to access manipulatives at home.  There are manipulatives for each domain area. It’s easy to navigate and is a great resource packed into one site.

IXL

Website: click here

This website has a family and educator membership.  The family math membership starts at $9.95/month.  You can bundle all subject areas for $19.95/month.  This site is aligned to the standards, uses diagnostics to recommend skills for your child, creates an action plan for you to see what your child can work on next, and is able to pinpoint your child’s overall grade level.

Khan Academy:

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Khan Academy is a FREE resource packed with online lessons and practice.  This website is aligned to the standards. It’s easy to navigate and has a login section for parents, teachers, and students.  As a parent, you can add your children and monitor their progress.  You can also add a coach to assist your children.

Freckle:

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Freckle is a FREE resource for teachers and a great tool to use for differentiated instruction.  This site allows you to add classes, monitor your students’ progress, and see how long they practiced skills at home. There are benchmark assessments, inquiry-based lessons, detailed reports, and students are able to practice at their level. This is great resources for small groups, centers, and independent practice.

Cool Math:

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Cool Math is a FREE resource that has math lessons, brain teasers, manipulatives, games, and quizzes in every math domain.

Adapted Mind:

Website: click here

Please note that I have not used this website.  This was recommended, and I went to the website to do the research. Adapted mind is a program that allows your child to learn independently, and has personalized instruction.  It also includes prizes and games.  You can sign up for one month free to see if you like it, and after that, it’s $9.95/month for up to five children.

Buzz Math: 

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I have not used this website.  This was a recommendation.

BuzzMath focuses on helping middle schoolers practice their math skills. It contains high-quality problems. It gives immediate and detailed feedback, letting students progress at their own pace. Randomly generated values allow students to retry problems to obtain mastery. Teachers also receive detailed results that help them guide and monitor student progress. This program starts at $20 for a one month pass.

Brain Pop: 

Website: click here

This site has engaging animated learning videos, games, quizzes, and activities to encourage children on their unique learning path.

Flocabulary:

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This website uses hip-hop to teach math with videos that are aligned with the standards.  There is a 45-day trial.  After that, it’s $96 a year.

Easy CBM:

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This is a free program, but you can upgrade to Teacher Deluxe.  If you select the free version of the program, you will have access to progress monitoring.  I upgraded to Deluxe for $39.99 a year.  It’s worth it. I am able to monitor progress, assign benchmark assessments, and see “at risk” students. This program tests students in math and based on testing results, it allows you to create and manage instructional interventions for each student. It is also aligned to the standards.

 

CEO Ty

http://www.educationallyspeaking.net

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