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  Riverdeep TICKET TO READ


BrainPOP produces educational animated movies for grades K-12 to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible and entertaining to both children and adults. Each day 3 million students watch BrainPOP movies and exchange messages with a dynamic cast of five characters who lead users through related activities on the web site - interactive quizzes and games, comic strips and experiments.

20% of US school districts subscribe to BrainPOP and integrate it into their daily curriculum. BrainPOP has also developed partnerships with Time Warner, Popular Science, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, AOL@SCHOOL, Yahoo! and Road Runner.

BrainPOP has won multiple education and media awards including; The Flash Film Festival, District Administration Curriculum Award, Forbes Best of the Web.

All students have access to this program at school and at home.  Use the information below to utilize this program:

User Name:  Ask your child's teacher



We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an Internet computer-based program that is available to your child through the Florida Department of Education. This program is geared to help students prepare for the FCAT. We are using these reading, math and science programs in the computer lab, the classroom and the After School Care program.  “FCAT Explorer” assigns user names and passwords to each student. Your child received this special password this year. Since the program is available over the Internet, students are also able to access the program at home. The program is available to students in 2nd through 5th grade.

The programs available include Reading for grades 2-4, Math for grade 5 and Science for grade 5.

In order to access the program from home, it is necessary to check your computer for certain specifications.  On the back of this letter, you will find a list of the computer requirements necessary for the program to work properly. 

If you visit the web site:, click on the left side to access the program.  Your child has started to use this program in school.  We encourage parents to allow their children to use the “FCAT Explorer” at home to strengthen reading skills. If you have any problems using this program, call the Department of Education at 1-888-750-3228.  Technical assistance is available free of charge.

User Name: Students were given passwords

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Destination Reading is geared for students from K-8th grade.  The program is a research-based instructional approach that balances phonics instruction and reading-for-meaning.  It uses the richest variety of text possible, ranging from familiar stories and multicultural folktales to magazine and encyclopedia-style articles.  There is a wealth of entertaining activities, songs and word games that keep students motivated, on-task and eager to return to the program for something new each day.

Destination Math is available for students in K through Algebra.  It demystifies abstract mathematical concepts with a blend of animation, real-life scenarios, and interactive problem solving.  Each unit contains tutorials and workout problems that allow students to apply concepts and develop a deeper understanding of the material.

Make sure that your computer has the proper resources to execute the program.  Visit the Riverdeep web site located at  Click at the top on the button “Support”. Click on the left side of the screen on a button titled “Patches and Programs”.  Any special plug in needed to run the program is available in this area.  Shockwave and Flash are needed for the elementary curriculum. 

To access this program, visit our web site located at  Click on the button “Riverdeep” at the top of the page. In order to log in, your child must enter their ID number in each box. Click the “Log In” button after you enter the numbers. If they do not know their ID number, it can be found on an old report card or contact your child’s teacher.

There are two choices that will appear. The Exploration mode allows your child to use any program at any level, but it does not keep track of their progress. The Task mode has skills that are set up by the teacher and it keeps track of your child’s progress. Make sure your child selects tasks that were set up during the 2007-2008 school year.

This year all of our students in PreK-2 have access to Sammy's Science House, Bailey's Book House, Millie's Math House, and Trudy's Place.  The House Series is listed under student assignments.

It is our hope that you will encourage your child to use this program on a daily basis to provide enrichment at home.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

User Name: Student ID
Password:   Student ID



For the past 5 five years, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has provided its school community with access to subscription-based, Internet-delivered online information resources. Thousands of resources will continue to be instantly available for students and school personnel as they conduct information searches in the library media center, in the classrooms, and at home.  Additionally, this year the TumbleBook Library, an online collection of animated, talking picture books has been added to the suite on online resources.

Click on the this: to access the appropriate database from Library Media Services.

The username and password has been simplified this year for greater accessibility by users.  

Username:  Ask Media Specialist


Florida eChoices and ERIC do not require password entry.

Item Web Address Description


Password Required

Animated talking picture books. 100 book collection includes books in Spanish, reading comprehension quizzes and teacher resources.  Entire website can be viewed in Spanish.


Password Required

Rich multimedia databases, including Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia, New Books of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, The New Book of Popular Science, Nueva Enciclopedia Cymbre en Linea designed for young users.

Periodical Indexes

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eLibrary Elementary beginning researchers can use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles.
Thomson Gale

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Fully integrated databases which include Literature Resource Center, Student Resource Center Bronze and Junior, Infotrac Student and Junior Edition, Kid's Edition, and Professional Collection.

Getting off to the right start in reading is critical for elementary students since reading is the key to excelling in school and beyond. Most students do not receive essential skills training in the early stages of learning to read, and this can lead to unnecessary frustration and difficulty. Reading Plus® provides an easy way for your students to improve the basic skills that will make reading easier and more enjoyable. After Reading Plus®, your students will:

Elementary Solutions Include:
RPA™ Reading Placement Appraisal is the first step for students as they enter the Reading Plus® System. This assessment determines each student’s independent reading level, reading rate, and vocabulary level and prescribes the instructional programs and content levels that will be most beneficial for each student’s individual needs.
VISAGRAPH III (Optional) The Visagraph™ is a silent reading fluency assessment system that provides a detailed measurement of the efficiency of students' foundational fluency skills which determine the effectiveness of all reading activities.
Instructional Programs
D-CODE™ A whole word no-rules approach to decoding through intensive auditory and visual practice with high frequency letter clusters.
PAVE™ Develops perceptual accuracy/visual efficiency, the basic requisites for fluent silent reading.
WORD MEMORY™ Builds automaticity in word recognition of core vocabulary and visual functional proficiency. These are basic prerequisites for the development of fluent reading.
GUIDED READING™ Ensures development of basic visual and perceptual processes resulting in ease and comfort, increased reading rates and improved comprehension.
CLOZE-PLUS™ Develops meaning completion strategies through structured cloze instruction with vocabulary-in-context activities.
Student User Name and Password:  Student ID Number



What is Ticket to Read?
Ticket to Read™, a fun and motivating online reading program, helps students become active readers. The program is designed for grades K–6, and students work independently on leveled fluency and reading skills.

How DOES does Ticket to Read work?
Ticket to Read facilitates independent practice from school, home, or any computer that has an internet connection. The online program teaches and builds reading skills at the individual level with adaptive instruction in:

  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Why are so many teachers using Ticket to Read?

  • Dynamic practice in fluency, comprehension and vocabulary skills
  • Sparks interest with hundreds of leveled, high-interest reading passages and activities
  • Engages students with motivating reward system
  • 24/7 access from school or home increases time students are actually reading
  • Integrates Web-based data management to track student progress

Why do students love Ticket to Read?

  • Exciting texts and activities for multiple interests
  • Instant feedback and positive reinforcement
  • Decorate a virtual clubhouse
  • Opportunities to earn points for prizes






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