Watch this video in English or Spanish on how parents and caregivers can help their students use Imagine Reading at home. Then check out suggestions on how parents and caregivers can support their students as they learn throughout the school year.
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Using Imagine Reading at home
This orientation video explains how parents and caregivers can help their student succeed with Imagine Reading—a tool that teaches students how to read, write, and talk about engaging topics. First, it explains how to access Imagine Reading from home, including what devices and browser to use, how to log in, and how to retrieve your student login information if you don't have it. If your district uses a Single Sign-On portal, follow the instructions from your student's teacher.
After your student logs in, they'll see a library of grade level reading units. Each unit includes 6 different reading texts that focus on a specific topic. Your student's teacher will tell you which unit and text to start on. Each reading text includes videos and images. Students can also listen to the text if they need to. While they're reading, students answer questions about the text. Most questions are graded immediately, while written responses are graded by their teacher.
- Check the family letter that you received from your student’s teacher to familiarize yourself with Imagine Reading and your student’s experience.
- Help your student set a regular time and place when they can focus on using Imagine Reading. Contact your student's teacher to find out how long your student should use Imagine Reading each week (also referred to as their weekly usage goal).
- Help your student log in to Imagine Reading from home following the instructions from your student's teacher.
- Contact your student's teacher if your student doesn't know which unit and reading text to start on.
- As your student uses Imagine Reading throughout the school year, ask them to read the texts they encounter aloud to you or share with you what they're learning as they read about different topics.
- Review your student’s progress with their teacher throughout the school year. Discuss your student’s overall progress as well as their growth metrics, test results, performance predictions for state tests, and skill areas where they may be struggling.