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Family Learning Resources

What Will My Student Learn This Year in School?
  • FAMILY GUIDES
    The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides guides to help families better understand what content and skills your student will be taught each year, by subject.  These are available in multiple languages and outlined by grade level (preK – high school).  
  • Some other Department of Education Resources include:
    DESE Family Resource Link                Standards Navigators
Family Resources for MATH
Family Resources for READING
  • Finding a “Just Right” Book for your learner! Lexile Find-A-Book is a great family resource.  “The Lexile® Framework for Reading is an educational tool that links a student’s Lexile score from the NWEA test to the Lexile score of a book. This measure describes the book’s reading level or difficulty.  When used together, these measures can help match a reader with reading material that is at an appropriate level of difficulty, reading in this range will be challenging enough for a child to grow as a reader but not so challenging that they get frustrated.”   Find out more at Lexile Family Resources.
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Parent Resources.
  • Reading 101: A Guide for Parents
  • Storyline Online: Celebrities read their favorite picture books online and explain why the book is so personally meaningful to them.
  • Carver Public Library (Facebook Page) with updates on library events, resources, and supports.
Information About the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment
  • We use the MAP test 3 times during the school year (beginning, middle, and end).  This powerful tool provides teachers information about each learner’s strengths and their focus areas to develop.  For more information, the NWEA Family Toolkit provides answers to frequently asked questions and links to resources.
Additional Resources
  • PBS Parents . From public television, this site offers a wide variety of educational activities, videos, and games for children ages two through eight.

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