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English and Math Study Resources

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English and Math Study Resources
Regardless of the career your child chooses later, doing well in math and English will give them more options and opportunities to choose from when they graduate and will make reaching their college and career goals easier.  The more options your child wants, the more work they will need to do above and beyond what their teachers require—starting now.

Students should spend part of the year mastering* everything they didn't master during previous years, getting ahead, or digging deep into an academic area they really enjoy. (NOTE: Students in 3rd, 5th or 8th grade should focus most of their time on math.)

Here's a rough guide for how many hours students should spend this summer on learning something:


RESOURCES
Below are a variety of free online resources students can use:

SOURCE GREAT FOR GRADES
Reading:  Beginning Readers 
Footsteps2Brilliance Early reading development. PreK-3
Khan Academy Kids App to promote reading PreK-5
Reading Rockets Phases of reading development, with topics A-Z and videos. PreK-5
Read, Think, Write Supporting literacy development.  PreK-5
Scholastic
Supporting literacy development.  PreK-5
Children's Book Review Finding the most highly-recommended books, by age level. PreK-5
Lexile Finding books by reading level. PreK-5
Accelerated Reader Finding books by reading level. PreK-12
PBS Kids Reading and literacy games and development. PreK-5
PBS Kids Reading Lion Archive Learning videos. PreK-5
Starfall Interactive reading development and alphabet. PreK-5
Reading Bear Vocabulary and phonics PreK-5
     
Reading: Advanced Readers
Students who can read independently should read from a wide variety of materials, both fiction and non-fiction (including science, art, history, biography and autobiography).
     
English    
Khan Academy Grammar Providing a solid foundation in basic grammatical concepts. PreK-8
Khan Academy SAT Grammar Preparing students for PSAT/SAT grammar and language usage questions. 6-12
     
Math    
3 Act Math
Brings math to life by providing thousands of video clips and that have students solve problems through real-world experiences.
3-12
Khan Academy Math
Any level of math, from addition to AP Calculus. Organized by grade level (K-8) and by subject. PreK-12+
Math Games
Cool Math Games is a brain-training site for everyone, where logic, thinking and math meet fun and games.
K-8
MobyMax
Provides differentiated and adaptive instruction for K-8 students.
K-8
Multiplication.com
Cool free online multiplication games to help students learn multiplication facts.
2-6
Pearson Game Center
Online interactive games that are a direct extension of the math curriculum.
K-6
Prodigy
Interactive online math program, specializing in bridging gaps in math skills.
1-8




*How can you tell if your child has mastered something? They will miss few or no questions, make few or no mistakes, and produce a high-quality product almost every time. Mastery takes a lot of work, but also produces a lot of pride and satisfaction.

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