PASSWORDS for Raz-Kids: Parents, we have heard some concern and frustration regarding the Raz-Kids program due to not knowing how to set up a password for your child so that other children cannot access their accounts. It is unfortunate that this has even happened and we do apologize if your child's account was accessed by another student and their points were used on the site without their knowledge or consent. There is a way of fixing this and getting your child's "stars" (points) back. Click here for the tutorial on how to do this: Star Theft Resolution Video
As for creating a password for your child to prevent this in the future, please click here for this tutorial video: Parent Access and Password Video
We are very excited to announce that we will continue with our after school home reading program for your children currently attending Lone Peak Elementary. It is an Internet based program and you will have access to everything you need via the Internet. If you do not have access to the Internet in your home, you may always use the public library computers if necessary. However, we want to stress that this is not a required program, nor something your child has to do. With that being said, we strongly encourage you to have your children participate because we believe it will not only help them practice their reading skills, but also help to improve their fluency and comprehension. The program is called Raz Kids.
One really nice feature of this program is that it does not require you as a parent to keep track of reading minutes. You simply need to help them log on, and they are able to do the rest. The program itself also has a fun incentive program built into it. Those students who have used this program before thoroughly enjoy the built-in incentives as well.
The username your child needs to use to log on is included below. This username attaches them to their current teacher. If you have any problems logging on, feel free to email your teacher for the information or look on our website. You can email your child’s teacher by using the following email format: firstname(dot)lastname@canyonsdistrict(dot)org. You may also create a username and password specific for your child if you choose to do so to protect their information and the points/stars they earn.
When your child logs in to Raz Kids, they will have access to a number of books that are currently on the grade specific reading levels. They will be able to advance to other levels as they complete and pass off the current level. They will not be able to access books above their level, or advance to another level, until after they complete all the requirements on the current level. Requirements consist of listening and following along for modeled fluency, reading on their own for practice, and then taking a comprehension quiz. They must get 100% on their comprehension test to move on. They can take the test as many times as necessary until they do get 100%.
We look forward to your child participating in this program with us and believe that it will benefit them tremendously. Please see below for step-by-step instructions on how to log on, as well as your child’s current username. Again, we cannot stress enough that this is not a required program, nor is it one that is graded. Although the information found on this page is long and lengthy, we can assure you that it really is simple and will benefit your child greatly.
CONGRATULATIONS! Your child has access to a wonderful world of books through www.raz-kids.com, an online library of exciting reading materials. Raz-Kids helps students improve their reading skills.
Here is how to access the website and your child’s reading assignment from any computer connected to the Internet.
1. Go to www.raz-kids.com
2. Type in the teacher’s username and click go
a. See your teacher specific letter that came home, visit our website, or email your teacher for the information (2013-2014 year teacher)
3. Find your child’s name and/or symbol on the chart and click on their name or symbol
4. Choose a book and listen, read, and then take the quiz.
a. Your child can earn stars after each completed task to use on raz-kids
As an added bonus, any reading your child does on Raz-Kids will count as minutes toward the incentives and fake money the PTA has provided.
Remember, the more your child reads, the better reader he or she will become!
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