Teacher Review for Raz-Kids

Engaging interface

Suzanne G.
Classroom teacher
Juan De Anza Elementary School
Hawthorne, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is listed as k-3 tool. But by the time the students got to third grade, the enthusiasm for using this site was less apparent. Due to this, I used this website for struggling readers, ELL's, and Special Needs. With that particular demographic it worked well. I used it mainly to differentiate their homework assignments, as well as during center time in the classroom. The students who did used it enjoyed it very much. But for my middle and higher achievers, I used other resources.
My Take
Navigating the administrative process and back end functions was easy: From importing students, student log ins, and assigning levels I felt that whole process involved little frustration and a reasonable time commitment. While the K-2 demographic loved it, my third graders did not. I liked that the students could record their reading and I could hear it. This is great for teachers who don't have time everyday to hear every single students reading fluency progress. Loved that aspect. All in all, this is a good tool for lower primary grades.