Summer will be here before we know it! While we all welcome summer, we do not welcome the Summer Slide. For this reason, many teachers have expressed interest in setting up students to continue working in Read Live at home over the summer. 

Any Read Live student can continue working in the program from home. This option requires enrolling the student’s parents as program helpers so that they can oversee their child’s progress. To determine if this is feasible for your students, their parents, and you, please read this list of considerations. Then, download and distribute this letter, which explains the Read Live program and the parent’s role. To set parents up as program helpers, you will follow these steps. (Note that it’s important not to share your user ID and password with parents—you’ll need to create new login credentials specifically for them.)

Students can use Read Live at home on iPads or computers. They’ll use the same account they’ve been using at school, so there is no additional cost for parents. 

In order to be successful, parents will need training in how to conduct timings, count errors, rate expression, and pass students on stories. When parents log in, they will see a page with useful information for program helpers. Parents should watch the How-To videos that show a student working through a story and provide guidance on what to do if the student does not pass. There are also several resources available in the Knowledgebase section of our website to assist with training.

Parents will not have the ability to change levels, goals, and story options. Ideally you will log in periodically to check reports and make these adjustments as needed. Your ongoing communication with parents over the summer will maximize success.

Some parents may also be interested in using One Minute Reader over the summer. You may wish to distribute the One Minute Reader letter and the Read Live letter together.

We encourage you to let parents know about these options so their children will not lose the important gains they made during the school year. Our office is open during regular business hours all summer long to answer any questions that may arise.