Fountas & Pinnell Parent Guides
Guided Reading is a highly effective form of small group instruction. Based on assessment, the teacher brings together a group of readers who are similar in their reading development. The teacher supports the reading in a way that enables students to read a more challenging text with effective processing Teachers continuously progress monitor students to see how they’re moving along the reading continuum.
This guide outlines a continuum of levels from A–Z (grades K–8). It will help you stay in tune with supporting your scholars’ reading skills. The single most important activity you can do with your child is to read with your child and discuss the meaning of the story.
SimplyE: A Remote Reading Resource for Independent Reading
Reading at home is one of the best ways to support your scholar's academic growth this year. In school we will be using RazKids as our e-book platform. We wanted to share with you all a second great platform so that your scholars have access to even more free e-books. SimplyE is the New York Public Library’s FREE, open source e-reader App and program that brings together their entire collection of more than 300,000 e-books and audio books to make them accessible all in one place. Click HERE for instructions.
Google Classroom Tutorial
Remote Learning Resources
September 8th - June 11th
All BACS scholars (K-4) will begin the
2020-21 school year with 100% remote learning instruction from September 8 (1st day of school) through March 8th. Below are resources to support with remote learning instruction during this time.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade Remote Schedule
Technology Family User Guide (English)
Technology Family User Guide (Spanish)
Technology Support Quick Tips (English)
Instructional Kit List:
Additional Instructional Resources:
Scholastic's Learn at Home resources includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Scholars can complete on their own and with their families. Just find your scholar's grade level and let the learning begin here!
Google Classroom Tutorial
Learning A-Z is offering a FREE subscription to Raz-Kids and/or Headsprout to help learning continue while out of the physical classroom, in light of the coronaviurs. This offer is valid through the end of the school year.*
Raz-Kids is a digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).
Headsprout is an online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.
Free, online educational resource, including over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, physics, chemistry, biology, American civics, art history, economics, and computer science. Visit Khan Academy here.
List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings here. Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education. Please browse and access as needed to support your scholar at home.
ELA & Math online resources
Click this link for additional online resources to support your scholar’s learning at home.
New York State Common Core aligned curriculum resources and information for parents and families.
Top rated online math program, created by teachers to ensure all children love learning math. Click here to visit Zearn.