This October, you may have noticed a few exciting changes to you and your students’ Freckle experience! Here’s what has changed in the last month.
K-2 students will now see the option to explore Sight Words when they sign into their Freckle dashboard. Sight Words are a fun way for students to practice recognizing, reading, and spelling short words that they will frequently encounter in books and articles.
Additional instruction in Word Study
Students will now see a quick walk-through the first time they practice a Word Study level. This will set them up for success with the new words and sounds they’ll be practicing.
Easily sign in as a student
Teachers will now see the option to sign in as a student in the top right corner of their dashboard. You can check out how an assignment will look to students and see what they will see.
Session completion screens
After students complete an article, a word study session, or a math practice session, they’ll see a screen summarizing their performance and progress. If the student earns a perfect score or completes a level, an extra special screen will appear!
Select number of questions in Target Practice
Teachers now have the option to choose Mini Ticket (3 questions), Exit Ticket (5 questions), or Regular Practice (10 questions) in a targeted math practice assignment.
New Social Studies and Science units
There are eight new units for you and your students to try out! The Social Studies units are World War I, World War II, and Types of Government. The Science units are Light and Sound Waves, Processes that Shape the Earth, Structures and Functions of Organisms, Biodiversity in Earth’s Ecosystems, and Growth and Reproduction of Organisms.
Choose your own math system
If you’d like to use a different math system than your school’s automatic setting, you can change it at any time in the Settings under your name in your dashboard. You can choose between Common Core, Texas, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Florida standards.
New math standards report
Teachers can use this report to see how students have been doing on each standard. This can help you determine where to focus your teaching efforts and classroom time.
Word Study word preview
You can now see which words will be included in a Word Study level as you assign it.
We hope you and your students enjoy the new updates. As always, don't forget to send us any feedback, questions, or ideas you may have!
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