Build Resiliency

Build Resiliency

Florida Department of Education recently launched a comprehensive new online resource — “Resiliency Florida”. This first-in-the-nation approach provides downloadable resources for parents, educators and youth-serving organizations, all focused on empowering students to persevere and overcome life’s inevitable challenges.

This platform is a testament to what we can achieve together — empowering communities to thrive despite challenges.

 

The Academy – FCRR

The Academy – FCRR

Need help using the evidence-based resources available at FCRR.org? Join us in The Academy! Over the last 20 years, FCRR and our friends and colleagues all over the world have worked hard to develop evidence-based tools and resources for you. Most of them are free. Now it’s time to use them! Here you will find free lessons and courses to get you going on the right track. Each features evidence-based resources and tools. Some were developed by FCRR. Others were developed by our friends and colleagues. We just want you to use them! We provide links and information to direct you to the original source of the material. That way, you can find even more free resources that have been developed just for you! We will continue to develop more lessons and courses, so please come back and visit us often. Together, we will make sure that all children are reading and succeeding in school!

Here you will find free lessons and courses to get you going on the right track. Each features evidence-based resources and tools. Some were developed by FCRR. Others were developed by our friends and colleagues. We just want you to use them! We provide links and information to direct you to the original source of the material. That way, you can find even more free resources that have been developed just for you! We will continue to develop more lessons and courses, so please come back and visit us often. Together, we will make sure that all children are reading and succeeding in school!

BookSmart

BookSmart

BookSmart is a free digital library of books appropriate for children 3-12 years old. It features hundreds of books in numerous languages, including English and Spanish. It can be used to enhance in- and out-of-school reading, to help parents engage in conversations around books, and to provide book access and programming for out-of-school clubs and libraries. This platform can be viewed as a website or downloaded as an app on any electronic device that uses iOS or Android software. No personal information is required to access these digital books. Simply visit booksmart.world/facct to get started, or click the link below.

Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home

Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home

Learning to read begins at home through everyday interactions with children, long before they attend
school. Supporting literacy development as children enter elementary school and progress through grades positively affects their reading ability. The Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE) provides family activities with easy-to-follow instructions to help children practice foundational reading skills at home for students in kindergarten through grade 3. This resource provides short family videos for tips and support on how to use the activities to help children grow as readers. Using the family activities at home can help children develop language, link sounds to letters, blend letters and word parts to read and write the words and ultimately read for understanding.

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Parent Guides for B.E.S.T. Standards English Language Arts

The B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) are literacy standards for Florida students that will shape their education and make Florida the most literate state in the nation. Parent Guides are available to help families learn more about the B.E.S.T. ELA Standards for students in grades kindergarten through grade 8. This resource provides suggested book lists, activities to encourage learning at home in ways that are fun for parents and children and important educational (academic) words that parents will see in their child’s grade-level standards.