Renaissance Home Connect

With Renaissance Home Connect, students, their parents, and other family members can log in from their home computers for up-to-the-minute information on reading and math progress. Now, parents can play an active, monitoring role in their children’s daily reading and math practice, helping them stay motivated and achieve greater growth.
Here is some additional information about Renaissance Home Connect:
What is Renaissance Home Connect?
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R003988222GGA502.pdf__
Accelerated Reader and Renaissance Home Connect
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004103811GH8A63.pdf__
Accelerated Math and Renaissance Home Connect
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004103711GH6532.pdf__

See these instructions to get set up:

Setting up Renaissance Home Connect
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004156426GH012B.pdf__
A Parent's Guide to Renaissance Home Connect
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004122911GHD622.pdf__
Renaissance Home Connect Frequently Asked Questions
__http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/R004131101GHB243.pdf__

Vocabulary Practice

Prereading activity:

Copy/paste text of reading into Wordle and predict what the main ideas of the reading will be.

After reading:

Reflect on the reading based on a prompt (examples: main idea, what you've learned, funniest element, etc). Collect all reflections into a Wordle.

Comparision skills:

Using two different accounts/essays on the same theme/event, compare the Wordles generated by each.

Language Arts/Reading

www.funbrain.com Language Arts games and more
www.vocabulary.com Vocabulary activities
www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words Vocabulary builders

MAP Practice

http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm


The Great Kapok TreeKapok_tree.jpg

This week we are reading an environmental fiction story called The Great Kapok Tree. Here is a site to learn more about the Amazon Rainforest:

http://kids.mongabay.com/


Photo tour of a rainforest