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RSS SUMMER ELA RESOURCES 2020

First and foremost, spend time playing, exploring, and connecting!

Make sure to leave time for being bored - kids tend to get most creative with unstructured time and nothing to do!


Watch this Summer Reading PSA by Dav Pilkey with your child(ren)!


Mrs. Haun’s ELA Resources Galore Padlet

This Padlet contains tons of ELA resources -  online, offline, book lists, how to start a book club, discount books, tips, games, and more!  Some are pulled out below, but keep visiting this Padlet as Mrs. Haun updates it regularly. It has a lot to offer beyond the links below to support you at home!

What

How

Why

CHALLENGE/GOALS

Here are some ways that may help to motivate your child to read this summer. Please keep in mind, however, that the long term goal is to read without extrinsic rewards. 

*RSS Reading/Writing Grid - If you return this form in the fall with all the boxes completed, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a prize!


*El Segundo Library Reading Challenge

June 18-Aug.27. Earn badges and raffle prizes!


*Brain Camp Printable


*Scholastic Read-a-Palooza


*Setting Reading Goals



 
 

Working towards reading goals not only improves your child's literacy—completing goals provides children with a sense of accomplishment and builds their self-esteem.

READ TO SELF OR SOMEONE - 15-20+ MINUTES DAILY!

The more kids have access to books, the more likely they will pick up a book. Create book swaps with friends or visit free little libraries. Utilize the many online resources too.

 

Summer days get busy, create a morning ritual of breakfast and a book!




*Library To Go - curbside pickup now open at El Segundo Library!


Online sources:

*Raz Kids (K-2, SPED)

 

*Freckle ELA

 

*Epic

 

*Online Library - Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla - if you don’t have a card, you can get a temporary library account


When children are provided with 10 to 20 self-selected children’s books at the end of the regular school year, as many as 50% not only maintain their skills, but also actually make reading gains (Allington & McGill-Franzen, 2008). 


Only students who read 15 minutes or more a day saw accelerated reading gains—that is, gains higher than the national average—and students who read just over a half-hour to an hour per day saw the greatest gains of all. - The Magic of 15 Minutes

LISTEN TO READING

Spend time daily to bond and read aloud together - even beyond when your child is able to read on their own.


The Single Habit to Raise Smart, Kind kids

In addition to reading aloud together, here are some online resources:

 

*El Segundo Virtual Storytime


*Storyline Online


*All Are Welcome - Wonderful bookshelf of stories - click each book image to hear it


*First Chapter Friday Flipgrid

(password: butterfly) - teachers, parents, students reading the 1st chapter of great books


*Zoom, Facetime, etc. with relatives and friends

 
A profound, magical connection forms between reader, text, and listener. Through the books we choose and the people we read with, we deepen relationships and create memories that will last a lifetime.” – Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld
 
 
Reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read alouds.
 

RSS BOOK COMMERCIALS  

Record a short video about favorite books to recommend. Let’s get our kids excited and talking about books! 



 Flipgrid 

(password: contact lhaun@esusd.k12.ca.us)

Directions here, and also in Flipgrid video.


Kids say the number 1 reason they don’t read is because they can’t find books they like. Peer Power: --“Forty-six percent of parents said their child gets interested in reading a book because their friends are

reading it.”

WRITING

Provide various opportunities for your child to write daily. Keep it meaningful, fun, and focus on getting thoughts on paper - not the product or perfection.  A special journal/diary and/or fancy pen/pencil may help create excitement. 



*Covid Journal


*Mom (or Dad) and Me Journal aka Dialogue Journal


*Write letters to family or find a Pen Pal


*Quick Video Writing Prompts


*55 Creative Writing Prompts


*Diary or Journal

 

*Mad Libs


*Interactive Story Generator


*How to Get Kids to Love Writing


*Thinking Like a Writer in the Summer Months

 
 
 
 
 

Writing helps to cultivate emotional growth, develop critical thinking skills and improve school performance.-- How to Inspire Your Kids to Write and Why It’s So Important

 
 
 

How Journaling benefits your child



SIGHT WORDS

ESUSD end of year benchmarks =

Kinder - 30 words

First Grade - 100 words

Second Grade - 300 words

These two resources have words lists and activities to help practice. 




Mrs. Haun’s Sight Word Website


Mrs. Haun’s Support Video

Dr. Fry  found that 300 words make up approximately 65% of all written material. 


Accurate and automatic recognition of high-frequency words enables a child to read more smoothly and at a faster rate, helping the child remember more of what he/she has just read and to make sense of it.

PODCASTS

Experience education and entertainment in a new way!

These are great for car trips, down time, engaging other senses, and detaching from a screen...and can be enjoyed by the whole family...hark back to the days of all gathering around a radio. 




*Wow in the World

*Story Pirates

*The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

*Six Minutes  (upper grades)

*Smash Boom Best

*Visit Mrs. Haun’s ELA Padlet for more!


Kids Listen found that after kids are done listening to a podcast, 75% start discussions based on what they've learned. On top of that, kids learn better when they listen. According to the Audio Publishing Association, comprehension, vocabulary, reading speed, even motivation are all positively impacted by auditory learning.

VOCABULARY

Have conversations, involve your child, play games, go for walks, use big words, talk about books, tell stories, sort and group things, keep track of new words, build fascination with words - comment on interesting words or share the just right word as a powerful model, experience life - your role in vocabulary development is key! 



*Flocabulary.com

*Word Map

*Wordly Wise

*Word Central

*Vocabulary.com

*Talk It Up! 

*Crossword Puzzles

*Nonfiction Reading

*Virtual Field Trips

*Wonderopolis

*Academic Vocabulary

*Time spent reading is the best way to increase vocabulary - picture books contain more diverse word choices than spoken language - even more than conversations between adults!




Vocabulary is the best single indicator of intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of success at school. -- W.B. Elley



Typically, a child needs to hear a new word 4 to 12 times before it is added to his/her vocabulary. 

OFFLINE RESOURCES

*Reading Plus - Our printable skill-building packages help develop reading comprehension in essential comprehension skills.


*At Home Reading Coach - (Grades K-3) - Individualized instructional recommendations to families with links to resources they can view or print for at-home learning.


*Florida Center for Reading Research - These materials have been developed through the Center’s commitment to applied research projects with the purpose of providing information that can be used to improve reading instruction to all students.

ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS



*Teach Your Monster to Read (grades k-2)

*Dreamscape (grades 2-8)

*Scholastic Learn At Home

*Khan Academy Kids

*Freckle (ask your teacher for account information)

*Brainpop

*Abcya

*Harry Potter at Home Hub

*ReadWriteThink

*Starfall

PARENT WORKSHOPS


*These courses are $20 each

JUNE 22 - Not "Just" Playing: A Crash Course for Families on the Role of Play in Academic Learning


JULY 9 - Classroom Confidential: A Parent's Guide to Unlocking Teaching Secrets to Success in Mathematics and Literacy

FEE-BASED CLASSES

Outschool - Live online classes for Ages 3-18 taught by teachers. Classes start at $5+. Financial assistance available - offering $50 worth of classes for free thru Aug. 1 to families in need.


West LA College Reading Skills Programs - Live Online programs ages 4-college students. 





VISIT MRS. HAUN’S DISTANCE LEARNING WEBPAGE - ESTABLISHING ROUTINES for FICTION AND NONFICTION - FOR DETAILED WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR READERS AT HOME. 



HOW TO CREATE A GREAT SUMMER READING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL - by Pernille Ripp