ONLINE READING RESOURCES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
"Office hours" during this time... I will be available from 9 am-12 pm Monday-Friday. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will respond as soon as possible. I can also answer questions posted to our HCC Parent Facebook page.
RENAISSANCE LEARNING (AR) INFO
AR (Renaissance Learning) is available for home testing during this time. You cannot go to any Renaissance Learning site. Each one is specific to each school. Make sure you go to the link at the bottom of the HCC website to get to our correct site (or see link below).
The students SHOULD know their log-in. In case they don't, the username is first name/last name (no caps or spaces). The password is abc. When they get to the actual test, it is still going to ask for a monitor password. The monitor password is abc.
Tests can only be taken on the weekdays (M-F) between 7:45 am and 2:45 pm. It will not allow you to take tests outside of these times.
Refer to the teacher's page to know what level and point goals are set for your child.
ONLINE READING SITES
Here are links and passwords for online reading opportunities:
This site is one of my favorites (and the kids, too)! There are a WEALTH of great books on this site. Many students (especially grades 3-6) are already very familiar with this site and how to log-in/use.
1) Once on the site, click log-in in the upper right corner.
2) Click on the blue box that says Students and Educators.
3) Under student log-in, enter the code for your child's teacher. Then click Go!
Tubbs - nhm5200 Burton - aug9796
2nd grade - mva9195 3rd grade - jqj4404
4th grade - epg2510 5th grade - ycg1864
6th grade - uhh0820
4) The kids will know what to do from here. Let them go and read!
To access books purchased by HCC:
The username to ALL of these three sites above is hayescooper (all lower-case/no spaces).
The password to ALL of these three sites above is books (all lower-case).
To access LOTS of books during Covid-19:
** You can also log in to www.mackinvia.com and use the following log-in information to access even more ebooks:
Site name: Mississippi Distance Learning Primary
ABDO Digital - Elementary (for grades K-6)
Username: ABDO Elementary
ABDO Digital - Secondary (for grades 5-12)
Username: ABDO Secondary
Scholastic has a daily nonfiction and fiction book along with activities.
This Tumblebooks site has easy readers, nonfiction, graphic novels, and some chapter books. CHECK IT OUT! (This trial only lasts 30 days!)
If asked for a username and password:
Username is hayescooper
Password is trial
Again, LOTS of options here!!! To use, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Elementary Link to access Elementary books. For upper elementary, you may find some more chapter book options under the Middle School link. (No username or password should be required.) Scroll down a bit to see streamed books.
This site offers LOTS of books to read. It is free through June 30. Check it out!
School name: Read at Home
AND OF COURSE, A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED PRINT BOOK THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE OR BUY ARE ALWAYS WONDERFUL TOOLS FOR READING!!
** PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE READING OPPORTUNITIES. MOST OF THESE ARE NOT FREE AND/OR READILY AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS NORMALLY!
Use this Reading Log to write down books read, if you need.
Use this website below to look up books on AR Book Find to determine if it is an AR book, the quiz number, the book level, and the points. Please don't assume ALL books are AR - they aren't. Of course, reading is for fun! It doesn't always have to be about "the test".