This page is here to help you understand the main resources your child uses. The focus of this page is English Language Arts (ELA).
Digital Resources for K–2 ELA
All the technologies your child uses for learning can be overwhelming! This is especially true when your child is young. This section is here to support you. You can find an overview of key technology platforms for K–2 ELA. You'll learn about their purpose and how to use them.
Clever is an online tool that connects digital learning in a single place. When you and your child log in to Clever, you can access all their digital learning accounts there. In other words, no need to log in separately to different accounts! You can find a video introduction to Clever on Winnisquam's YouTube Channel.
Wonders is the main digital learning platform for K-2 ELA. Wonders supports your child with all aspects of reading and writing. Be sure to access Wonders through your child's Clever account. You can find grade level specific home school resources on the McGraw Hill site. You can also find a video introduction to Wonders on YouTube.
Raz-Kids is another important digital learning platform for K-2 ELA. Raz-Kids helps your child practice reading. It connects them with texts on their reading level. It also helps them read and understand texts accurately. You and your child can access your child's Raz-Kids account through Clever. You can watch this video introduction to Raz-Kids on YouTube.
Non-Digital Resources for K–2 ELA
There are a few powerful things you can do to support your child's reading development without much technology.
Sight Words and Sounds
Sightwords.com is a free website with many printable activities and demo videos. You can use these at home to support your child match letters to the sounds they make.
Reading books with your child is an oldie but goodie. It's a great thing to continue to do while your child is going to school. Snuggling up with a great book is a way to connect with your child. Plus, you can show your child what great reading looks and sounds like when you read to them. The Florida Education Department has great resources on reading at home with your child. These Reading Rocket activities provide ideas to interact with what you read.