Useful Links
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) - This is a direct link to the Virginia Department of Education, the creators of the Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs). They offer grade appropriate passages that mimic the actual SOL test. This is a great website for students to visit if they would like to practice and prepare for their upcoming SOL tests.

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/index.shtml

Spelling City - This link will provide you with students' spelling words that will be on their spelling test at the end of the week. I encourage students to practice their words at home by taking a practice test so they are aware of the words they have mastered, as well as the words they need more practice with.

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/bckerr


Get Epic! - Get Epic! is a wonderful website in which students can choose from THOUSANDS of books to read. The books are based on interest, and many provide an audio feature that will read the book to the student. We use this website daily in class. Our class code is: WDI6842

http://www.getepic.com/


PortaPortal - PortaPortal is a website that gives users access to our classroom links all in one place! To find our page, type in bckerr12 in the "Guest Access" field on the right-hand side of the screen. From there, you will find all the links we use in class for reading, spelling, and SOL prep.

https://guest.portaportal.com/bckerr12


Read Theory - Read Theory is a great website that tests students' comprehension. Students are given reading passages and are then asked questions about the passage. This website will even show students the grade level they are reading on. Excellent for practice at home! Students' usernames are firstname.lastname (example: brandi.kerr) and their passwords are bvcps2019.

http://www.readtheory.org/

IXL - This is a website that we use in class daily. It is organized by grade level, subject, and lesson topic. If students select an incorrect answer, this program will give them a brief overview of why the answer is incorrect and what they can do to continue practicing the given skill. Students know their logins (each student has a different username and password), but should you student forget, please feel free to email me.

https://www.ixl.com/