Accelerated Reader and STAR Reading These two software packages are developed by Renaissance Learning, Inc. and are packaged together in an online portal known as Renaissance Place. Three times a year, students log in to the software to take the STAR Reading test. This adaptive test determines each student’s reading level. Based on this data, students check out books that are challenging enough to improve their reading skills while still easy enough to be interesting. As students read books, they log in to Accelerated Reader to take comprehension quizzes. Parents can track their children’s progress through Renaissance Place Home Connect. Ask your student for his or her user name and password to log in and see which books your child has read and how well he or she is doing in terms of comprehension.
Destiny Discover Library Search
Science Kids- Hurricanes
Science Kids- Tornados
Science Kids- Weather
FactRetriever, Hurricane Facts
Live Science, Amazing Hurricane Facts
National Geographic, Hurricanes
History of Specific Hurricanes, by date
How are Hurricanes named?
DK Find Out About Hurricanes
DK Causes of Weather
Ducksters, About Weather
National Geographic Video How a hurricane forms.
Africa Research, Ms. Sabate