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    English Language Arts

    Tips

    • Encourage your child to read by showing that you are a reader! Read for enjoyment, instructions, connecting with others, etc.
    • Connect ELA to the real word? Ask your child how what they are reading and writing connects to the world.
    • Engage your child in conversation about what they are reading and writing. Ask them what they see as a strength of theirs and where they want to improve.
    • Visit local libraries together and check out a book too! Libraries have sections specifically for young adult literature. https://www.richlandlibrary.com/
    • Allow your child to dislike a book. Students can give a “thumbs up” if they like it, or a “thumbs down” if they don’t. This will also help them choose future texts as well.
    • Help students see the importance of reading and writing by showing them how you use both at work and in everyday life.

     

    District Resources 

    Flocabulary is a library of songs, videos and activities for K-12 online learning. Flocabulary is a learning program that uses educational hip hop music to engage students and reinforce core knowledge and skills.

    Students can gain access to many of the same resources they use during the school year over the summer. Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students. Discus allows students to safely search for up-to-date information without sifting through advertisements and non-educational results found in search engines such as Google.

    Teachingbooks.net is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources students can use to explore young adults books and authors.

    Discovery Education is online streaming that includes content-specific and standards based videos, interactive activities, reading passages, skill builders and writing prompts that engage students and extend critical thinking.  Students can log in using the same username and password that they log into school computers with to gain access at school or at home.

    Students can log in to access Newsela content which includes, standards-aligned reading activities, primary source documents, science content, and biography content currated from popular news sources and adapted for students to read and understand. 

    Parent Friendly Standards for English Language Arts:

    Includes information about the standards, learning at home activities, and additional information.


    Math

    Tips

    • Make mathematics a part of daily life.
    • Use opportunities to talk and apply math when cooking, talking about sports, money, etc.
    • Never say- “I was not good in math, either.”
    • Help them to learn their basic facts.
    • Express confidence in your child’s ability to do math.
    • Have your child explain their work.
    • Explain how math applies to real life.
    • Encourage children to solve problems.
    • Encourage regular practice even when there is no assignment.
    • Learn about the classroom practices your child’s teachers use to support learning.
    • Encourage students to sign up for free accounts on the official ACT and SAT websites to receive the Problem-of-the-Day, practice tests, etc.
    • Monitor students’ ALEKS or Algebra Nation progress and learning by assuring they are using the resource while at home.

     

    District Resources

    • ALEKS (student subscription required) 
    • Algebra Nation (student credentials required) 
    • Newsela  Students can log in to access Newsela content which includes, standards-aligned reading activities, primary source documents, science content, and biography content currated from popular news sources and adapted for students to read and understand. 

     

    Parent Friendly Standards for Math:

    Includes information about the standards, learning at home activities, and additional information.

     


    Science

    Tips

    • Use opportunities in daily life to discuss the impact of science and engineering (chemicals used to clean the house, fixing an engine, weather, sporting events, etc.).
    • Be positive about science and engineering and their impact in the world.
    • Express confidence in your child’s scientific ability.
    • Ask your child to talk about what they learned in their science class each day. (“Tell me one thing you learned today in science class”).
    • Encourage regular review of science notes, even when there is no assignment to turn in.
    • Collaborate with your child’s teacher to support and reinforce classroom practices that are used to support learning

     

    District Resources

    Students can gain access to many of the same resources they use during the school year over the summer. Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students. Discus allows students to safely search for up-to-date information without sifting through advertisements and non-educational results found in search engines such as Google.

    Students can use their credentials to log into Discovery Education throughout the summer months to find videos and articles on science, technology and engineering topics of interest to them.  Students can log in using the same username and password that they log into school computers with to gain access at school or at home.

    Middle and high school students receive a student account using their student ID number. Accounts are created automatically each school year, unless students opt out during school registration. This applies to all local branches.

    Flocabulary is a library of songs, videos and activities for K-12 online learning. Flocabulary is a learning program that uses educational hip hop music to engage students and reinforce core knowledge and skills.                                                                                                                           

    Students can log in to access Newsela content which includes, standards-aligned reading activities, primary source documents, science content, and biography content currated from popular news sources and adapted for students to read and understand. 

    Parent Friendly Standards for Science:

    Includes information about the standards, learning at home activities, and additional websites.


    Social Studies

    Tips

    • Explain to your child, his or her relationship to others in the global community
    • Discuss with your child the differences in places and cultures during specific timeframes of history
    • Identify and explain the relationships among multiple causes and multiple effects
    • Evaluate multiple points of view or biases that may exist because of influences of individual life experiences societal values, and cultural traditions
    • Find time to discuss current events and historical event
    • Make social studies a part of daily life.
    • Talk about participatory citizenship of individuals in relationship to the state, the nation and international communities.

     

    District Resources

    Flocabulary is a library of songs, videos and activities for K-12 online learning. Flocabulary is a learning program that uses educational hip hop music to engage students and reinforce core knowledge and skills.

    Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus is a collection of subscription databases with an array of resources ranging from books and magazines to maps and videos. This collection of databases provides high-quality publications in an easy to navigate format for students. Discus allows students to safely search for up-to-date information without sifting through advertisements and non-educational results found in search engines such as Google.

    Teachingbooks.net is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources students can use to explore young adults books and authors.

    Discovery Education is online streaming that includes content-specific and standards based videos, interactive activities, reading passages, skill builders and writing prompts that engage students and extend critical thinking. Students can log in using the same username and password that they log into school computers with to gain access at school or at home.

    Students can log in to access Newsela content which includes, standards-aligned reading activities, primary source documents, science content, and biography content currated from popular news sources and adapted for students to read and understand. 

    Parent Friendly Standards for Social Studies:

    Includes information about the standards, learning at home activities, and additional information.

     


     Secondary Essential Literacy Practices:

    • Conduct ongoing observation and assessment of students’ literacy development to inform instruction.
    • Develop vocabulary, academic language and content knowledge.
    • Provide optimal and opportunities for authentic Reading and Writing across all content areas.
    • Ensure accessibility to high quality text, for example digital, at various levels, disciplines and interest.
    • Create opportunities for collaborative interactions to generate and explore ideas.
    • Research and align literacy instruction to standards.
    • Promote literacy through collaboration with families and communities.
    • Implement research and evidence-based practice to foster literacy motivation and engagement within and across curriculum.
    • Assess students’ needs in specific areas of literacy to inform whole class, small group and individual instruction using a variety of strategies.
    • Participate in professional learning opportunities within and outside of school.

     


    College and Career Readiness Resources:

    (external sites may not be accessible on district network or devices)