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Academic Resources for Students & Parents

 

It is our desire at TCS to provide educational resources to families in order to adaqutely support your efforts in helping your children at home. It is our pleasure to help you in any way we can.

 
 
Literacy Apps for Struggling Learners

 

Looking for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading or to encourage your teen to write? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? The materials here are your answer—all of them created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school.

  

ReadWorks provides the largest, highest-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles in the country, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons. Most importantly, everything ReadWorks does is based on proven cognitive science research, not unproven academic theory.  Check it out now.

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

 

ScootPad adapts in real-time to meet students exactly where they are with the right level of practice, instruction, remediation and assessment to ensure they master every concept.

 

IXL's skills are aligned to the the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, and the Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines, providing comprehensive coverage of math concepts and applications. With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice questions specifically tailored to each required standard.

 

Math Antics* is the work of two individuals, Rob and Jeremy, who want to make learning math a little easier for everyone. We know that many students struggle with math and that many teachers and parents need better tools to help students succeed. Our goal is to provide simple and engaging math resources that make learning math more fun for students of all ages.

 

A personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

 
 

Online resources for our secondary math curriculum.

 

  www.spellingcity.com

TCS subscribes to this site for each elementary student in grades 1-5 which requires login information.
VocabularySpellingCity recognizes the difficulties teachers encounter in the classroom and provides tools to make the job easier.
Teachers can effortlessly reinforce vocabulary and spelling instruction with:
  • Game-based literacy center activities
  • Word lists aligned to curriculum and standards
  • Automated testing and grading to track student progress
  • Generated student reports

 

www.quizlet.com

Our mission is simple: To help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Quizlet provides engaging, customizable activities with contributions from people everywhere.

 

www.kahoot.com

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome, classroom superheroes and all learners. Play, learn, have fun and celebrate together.

 

A personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

 

 

www.gonoodle.com

Hundreds of videos that activiate kids' bodies and brains. Turns screen time into active time. Creates great family fun. Makes your home healthier. Many elementary teachers already use this in the classroom. Give it a try! Sign up for a free home account here.