Dear Parents and Guardians,
We've added an exciting new program to our reading curriculum:
Headsprout® Early Reading is an award-winning, interactive, online reading program that meets the National Reading Panel guidelines for instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Printed stories and detailed individualized automated performance reports accompany the program. The nationally recognized Florida Center for Reading Research said the following about Headsprout Early Reading:
"While having fun working on the computer, students learn that letters and sounds go together to make words, words go together to make sentences, and sentences make stories. They learn to read several common sight words and to read for meaning and enjoyment. These reading skills and strategies are explicitly mastered in a fun, "learn-by-doing" manner, while behind the scenes Headsprout adapts to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses."
Headsprout offers several useful features to ensure a strong connection between learning at school and home, including the ability for you to receive automatic email updates about your child's progress in the program. If you have an internet-connected computer, your child can even use the program at home. Headsprout also offers telephone and email support to parents using the program at home. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving emailed progress reports or at-home access.