Rivkah is an Administrator and English instructor at Assemble-Together eCampus. She has homeschooled her five children for the past fifteen years while providing a home on the run with her husband a veteran of the US Army. Her passion has always been creative writing; from a young age creating stories and poems. This passion for English led her to pursue her degree in English Single Subject with a speciality in Creative Writing at Humboldt State University. Aware of the need for accessible Day Schools and seeing a future where she may one day run or open such a school she received a Masters in Education Administration. Rivkah knows that providing a quality education affordably will allow the next generation to take their place as leaders in our communities.
At 5am the pipe feeding fresh water to the upstairs toilet burst. It flooded the bathroom, the hall, an upstairs bedroom, then leaked through to the dining room, the kitchen and my bedroom. My bedroom sustained the most damage.
I know all of our PATCH faithful have noticed I have been missing the last couple of weeks. I have been absent so that we could get some educational diagnostic testing done. One of my children is profoundly dyslexic. Tomorrow I will be away yet again so that I can be trained in how to teach a Orton-Gillingham Method style of reading.
I had two topics that I planned on discussing tomorrow so I will share them here.
IXL has a diagnostic feature that is really robust. I sent my youngest through it and one other student from A-T, the results were right on target. The bonus of using the diagnostic is that it updates in real-time and the "recommendations" tab will suggest the next skills your student should be learning. If you opt to take the diagnostic know that it takes about an hour to an hour and a half. Give your student a few breaks, no helping on the test, and make sure they use the button that says that they haven't learned that skill yet when necessary.
The second is an amazing find!
This is an ebook/read-aloud/video/comic-book library. I signed up as a teacher using my @assemble-together.net email address and my account is free. When you sign up choose the Lexile Reading System it matches up to ReadTheory and will help you choose the right books for your different readers. You can use this site on your computer or download the app to a mobile device both work really well.
If you have any questions...comment below.