Greetings, all! I was browsing one of my favorite teacher blogs, Queen of the First Grade Jungle, and she's hosting a Techy Tuesday link-up. I immediately thought of something that my students are OBSESSED with right now. Our school has a subscription to Reading A-Z, which I love, because it has an endless amount of leveled texts. Our reading specialist (who's a long-term sub and is leaving next week and I'm super bummed because our kids LOVE her and she's doing amazing things for them) introduced us to Raz-Kids...
Oh my gosh. It's amazing.
Raz-Kids allows you to input your entire class, along with their individual reading levels. When your students log on to the site, they are given a wide variety of texts to choose from, ALL ON THEIR LEVEL.
Each book gives them the option to read the book, listen to the book & take a quiz. When they finish each of these things, they earn "stars" that can be used to "purchase"
Making this product even COOLER, you can download a FREE iPad app if you have an account set up. With the marking period rolling to an end, I've been listening to sight words and DIBELS and other fun things. I checked out enough iPads at school for a whole reading group, and it kept those little cherubs as happy as clams while I pulled them to read for me.
Hope you're able to use this in your classroom!