Teacher Review For Raz-Kids

Great resource for encouraging reading at home!

Lindsay K.
Classroom teacher
Fairview South Elementary School
Skokie, IL
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My Grades K, 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I can use this resource for ALL my students. It models fluent reading for my ELL students and low literacy students, while providing "easy reader" books for my average readers, and I can even have my gifted student reading at his reading level and answering comprehension questions in the quizzes. The parents in my classroom enjoy having this resource at home--there is no excuse for students not being exposed to reading practice and hearing fluent reading on a consistent basis. The students know I am monitoring their activities, and I sporadically provide rewards for students to remind them about using this resource at home when I notice usage begins dropping off. All of them love the robot building feature as well.
My Take
I use Raz-Kids with my kindergarteners, who have a range of reading ability from still learning letter sounds to reading an extremely gifted child reading at a 4th grade level. Its great for all students in primary grades.