Session 8

ROSETTA STONE

Rosetta Stone:Learn to speak and write in the English language

Language Learning with Rosetta Stone

In today’s session we will click on Rosetta Stone icon and then click guest and go directly to the review to find out the level. This session and the next we will be learning English language using the Rosetta Stone Software. Depending on your level, you will do the lessons and then do the activities with your children

HOMEWORK
You will work with an activity with your children and also read the book and the audio that you checked out and write your reflection in your journal.

Rosetta Stone- Rosetta Stone is an interactive software program that uses visualimagery to help students learn and think in a new language. It promotes and builds student social English andallows them to practice reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.
Imagine Learning - Imagine Learning is an interactive software program that aids students in learning the
English language.
Samson’s Classroom - This software program is designed mainly for students grades K-5. It is an online series
that helps students become better readers. Students play games that focus on three core
areas; sight words, spelling, and reading comprehension.


LINKS TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILDREN
Click here to go to vocabulary words: Learn vocabulary words while sorting items that belong in each building
There are many lesson and activities on Starfall. Click hereto go to Starfall
Click hereto go to Let’s learn English - Increase vocabulary with these basic concepts. Listen and match objects after learning their names.
Click hereto go to My Picture Dictionary - Pictures to help recognize objects around us.
Click here to learn languages with Livemocha
Click here to listen to stories read aloud online by Screen Actors Guild members - there are many current and diverse new titles.
Click here for the CNN student news which releases ten minute news programs covering news stories around the world.
Treasure Chest for English Language Learners

Keys to Learning - a newcomer program that provides middle and high school ELs with the skills and strategies in reading, writing and grammar



BOOKS TO READ WITH YOUR CHILDREN BY DRA (DEVELOPMENTAL READING ASSESSMENT) **LEVELS**
DRA LEVEL 1-3
See the City by David F. Marx
I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon by Tomie dePaola
Silly Sally by Betsy Franco-Feeny
Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams
From Sheep to Sweater by Ellen Tarlow
How Many Fish? by Caron Lee Cohen
Who Lives in a Tree? by Betsey Chessen and Susan Canizares
Rick is Sick by David McPhail
A Lunch with Punch by Jo S. Kittinger
I Like Stars by Margaret Wise Brown
Game Day by Cari Meister
Come Here, Tiger by Alex Moran
I Can Ski by Melanie Davis Jones
Field Day by Melanie Davis Jones Melanie Davis Jones
Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle
The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
Car Wash Kid by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
Ollie by Oliver Dunrea
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Hoptoad by Jane Yolen
Bear Play by Miela Ford
Wake Up, Big Barn by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood
Hide and Seek by Brenda Shannon Yee

DRA LEVEL 4-5
Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Blue Bug series by Virginia Poulet
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin
The Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsberg
Dinosaurs Galore by Audrey Eaton
Mary Wore Her Red Dress by Merle Peek
Sid and Sam by Nola Buck

DRA LEVEL 6-9
Ear Book by Al Perkins
Farmer in the Dell by Kathy Parkinson
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Go, Dog, Go by Philip D. Eastman
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Monkey See, Monkey Do by Marc Gave
Morris the Moose by Bernard Wiseman
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

DRA LEVEL 10-12

Buzz Said the Bee by Wendy Lewison
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Cars by Anne Rockwell
The Fat Cat Sat on a Mat by Nurit Karlin
The Great Race by David McPhail
Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox by Grace Maccarone
P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler
Pizza Party by Grace Maccarone
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Soccer Game by Grace Maccarone
The Teeny, Tiny Woman by Jane O’Connor
Who Will Be My Friends? by Syd Hoff

DRA LEVEL 14-16
Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Byron Barton
George Shrinks by William Joyce
Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff
Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus

DRA LEVEL 14-18
Are You My Mother? By Philip D. Eastman
Benny Bakes A Cake by Eve Rice
Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola
Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Curious George series by Margaret Rey
Danny and the Dinosaur series by Syd Hoff
Fox series by James Marshall
Golly Sisters series by Betsy Byars
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
Jamberry by Bruce Degan
Little Bear series by Else H. Minarik
M & M series by Pat Ross
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Mr. Putter series by Cynthia Rylant
Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant
Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman
Soccer Cousins by Jean Mazollo
Three Stories You can Read To Your Cat by Sara Swan Miller
Two Crazy Pigs by Karen Berman Nagel
When I get Bigger by Mercer Mayer


DRA LEVEL 20-23

Arthur series by Lillian Hoban
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
Bear’s Bargain by Frank Asch
Best Nest by Philip D. Eastman
Best Teacher in the World by Bernice Chardiet
Big Max by Kin Platt
The Big Sneeze by Ruth Brown
Buzby by Julia Hoban
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Clifford series by Norman Bridwell
Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen
Curious George series by Margaret Rey
Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Lionel series by Stephen Krensky
Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog by Sara Miller

DRA LEVEL 24-27

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Lio Lionni
Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
The Best Worst Day by Bonnie Graves
Cam Jansen series by David Adler
Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen
The day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Noble
The Dragons of Blueland series by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne

DRA LEVEL 28-29

Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
Arthur chapter books by Stephen Krensky
Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
George and Martha by James Marshall
Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo
Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
The Littles series by John Peterson
The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sacher
Miss Nelson series by Harry Allard
Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham
Pinky and Rex series by James Howe
Rats on the Roof by James Marshall
Triplet Trouble series by Debbie Dadey



DRA LEVEL 30-32
Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
The Cloud Book by Tomi DePaola
Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
Song Lee series by Suzy Kline
The Trojan Horse by Emily Little


DRA LEVEL 34-37
Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin
Herbie Jones series by Suzy Kline
The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson
Meg Mackintosh series by Lucinda Landon
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Pony Pals series by Jeanne Betancourt
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Tornado by Betsy Byars
What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz

DRA LEVEL 38-40

Aldo Ice Cream by Johanna Hurwitz
Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Bunnicula series by James Howe
Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith
A Dragon in the Family by Jackie French Koller
Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobol
George’s Marvelous Medicine by Road Dahl
Henry series by Beverly Cleary
Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole
Time Warp Trio by John Scieszka
The Twits by Road Dahl

Alphabet Books
• Azarian, Mary. A Farmer’s Alphabet
• Calmenson, Stephanie. It Begins With an A
• Campbell Ernst, Lisa. The Letters Are Lost
• Chwast, Seymour. Alphabet Parade
• Dr. Suess. Dr. Suess’s ABC
• Ehlert, Lois. Eating the Alphabet
• Glaser, Byron, & Neumeier, Marty. Action Alphabet
• Kirk, David. Miss Spider’s ABC
• Pashuk, Lauren. Fun From A-Z
• Schwager, Istar. Active Minds Alphabet

4th Grade - DRA 40-50


Title
First Name
Last Name
Sounder
William
Armstrong
All About Owls
Jim
Arnosky
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard
Atwater
American Girl (series of books)
various
authors
39 Clues
various
authors
Poppy (series)

Avi
The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid
Banks
Mystery of the Cupboard
Lynne Reid
Banks
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
John
Bellairs
A Gathering of Days
Joan
Blos
Fudge-a-Mania
Judy
Blume
Superfudge
Judy
Blume
Iggie's House
Judy
Blume
Toliver's Secret
Esther
Brady
Caddie Woodlawn
Carol Ryrie
Brink
Nasty Stinky Sneakers
Eve
Bunting
After the Goat Man
Betsy
Byars
The Computer Nut
Betsy
Byars
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly
Cleary
Henry and the Paper Route
Beverly
Cleary
Strider
Beverly
Cleary
Frindle
Andrew
Clements
The Landry News
Andrew
Clements
Jake Drake: Teacher's Pet
Andrew
Clements
Aliens Ate My Homework
Bruce
Coville
The Monster's Ring
Bruce
Coville
My Teacher is an Alien (series)
Bruce
Coville
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald
Dahl
James and the Giant Peach
Roald
Dahl
Twits
Roald
Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald
Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald
Dahl
Matilda
Roald
Dahl
Danny, the Champion of the World
Roald
Dahl
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
Barthe
DeClements
Morning Girl
Michael
Dorros
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground…
Pamela
Edwards
Zinnia and Dot
Lisa
Ernst
The Great Brain (series)
John
Fitzgerald
Harriet the Spy
Louise
Fitzhugh
Jim Ugly
Sid
Fleischman
The Ghost on Saturday Night
Sid
Fleischman
Whipping Boy
Sid
Fleischman
Seedfolks
Paul
Fleischman
Flying Solo
Ralph
Fletcher
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
Jean
Fritz
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
Jean
Fritz
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
Jean
Fritz
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?
Jean
Fritz
Joey Pigza (series)
Jack
Gantos
There's an Owl in the Shower
Jean
George
Love, From the Fifth Grade Celebrity
Patricia Reilly
Giff
The Girl Who Knew it All
Patricia Reilly
Giff
Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw?
Patricia Reilly
Giff
Lily's Crossing
Patricia Reilly
Giff
Wind in the Willows
Kenneth
Grahame
Baseball Card Adventure Series
Dan
Gutman
Kid Who Ran for President
Dan
Gutman
Time for Andrew
Mary Downing
Hahn
Just Grace
Charise
Harper
Just Grace Walks the Dog
Charise
Harper
Just Grace Goes Green
Charise
Harper
Sun & Spoon
Kevin
Henkes
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
Marguerite
Henry
Misty of Chincoteague
Marguerite
Henry
Misty's Twilight
Marguerite
Henry
Sea Star
Marguerite
Henry
Stormy, Misty's Foal
Marguerite
Henry
Just Juice
Karen
Hesse
Letters From Rifka
Karen
Hesse
Amazing But True Sport Stories
Phyllis
Hollander
The Celery Stalks at Midnight
James
Howe
Teacher's Pet
Johanna
Hurwitz
Aldo (book series)
Johanna
Hurwitz
Forest Mammals
Bobbie
Kalman
Nancy Drew (mystery series)
Carolyn
Keene
Babe the Gallant Pig
Dick
King-Smith
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E….
E.L.
Konigsburg
Chronicles of Narnia (series)
C.S.
Lewis
Anastasia Again!
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia At This Address
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia At Your Service
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia Has the Answers
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia Krupnik
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia On Her Own
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia, Absolutely
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst
Lois
Lowry
Anastasia's Chosen Career
Lois
Lowry
Arthur, For the Very First Time
Patricia
MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Patricia
MacLachlan
Skylark
Patricia
MacLachlan
Baby
Patricia Reilly
MacLachlan
The Hundred Penny Box
Sharon
Mathis
Homer Price
Robert
McCloskey
Adventures of the Shark Lady
Ann
McGovern
Fifth Grade Here Comes Trouble
Colleen
McKenna
Snow Treasure
Marie
McSwigan
Junebug
Alice
Mead
Caribou Journey
Debbie
Miller
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True
Gerald
Morris
The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short
Gerald
Morris
Shiloh
Phyllis
Naylor
Boys Start the War (series)
Phyllis
Naylor
The Borrowers
Mary
Norton
Sing Down the Moon
Scott
O'Dell
Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine
Paterson
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Katherine
Paterson
Brian's Winter
Gary
Paulsen
Hatchet
Gary
Paulsen
Tucket (series)
Gary
Paulsen
Clementine
Sara
Pennypacker
Clementine's Letter
Sara
Pennypacker
Addy Learns a Lesson
Connie
Porter
Addy Saves the Day
Connie
Porter
Addy's Surprise
Connie
Porter
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara
Robinson
Freaky Friday
Mary
Rodgers
Sideweays Stories From Wayside School
Louis
Sachar
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Louis
Sachar
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Jon
Scieszka
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
George
Selden
The Cricket in Times Square
George
Selden
Finding Buck McHenry
Alfred
Slote
Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth
Speare
Abel's Island
William
Steig
Endangered Desert Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Forest Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Grassland Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Island Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Mountain Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Ocean Animals
Dave
Taylor
Endangered Savannah Animals
Dave
Taylor
The Well
Mildred
Taylor
Many Moons
James
Thurber
Just a Dream
Chris
Van Allsburg
Hannah of Fairfield
Jean
Van Leeuwen
Hannah's Helping Hands
Jean
Van Leeuwen
Hannah's Winter of Hope
Jean
Van Leeuwen
The Backward Bird Dog
Bill
Wallace
Danger on Panther Creek
Bill
Wallace
A Dog Called Kitty
Bill
Wallace
Mary on Horseback
Rosemary
Wells
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
Farmer Boy
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
The Long Winter
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
The First Four Years
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls
Wilder
The Castle in the Attic
Elizabeth
Winthrop
Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade
Elvira
Woodruff
The Disappearing Bike Shop
Elvira
Woodruff
The Summer I Shrank My Grandmother
Elvira
Woodruff
Dear Levi
Elvira
Woodruff
George Washington's Socks
Elvira
Woodruff
The Ghost Comes Calling
Betty Ren
Wright
Christina's Ghost
Betty Ren
Wright
The Dollhouse Murders
Betty Ren
Wright
Later, Gator
Laurence
Yep
Greyling
Jane
Yolen

Rhyming Books
Connelly, Luella. Bears, Bears, Everywhere
• Dr. Suess. Green Eggs and Ham
• Florian, Douglas. A Summer Day
• Florian, Douglas. A Winter Day
• Martin, Bill Jr. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
• Guarino, Deborah. Is Your Mama a Llama?
• Hoberman, Mary Ann. A House is a House for Me
• Morrison, Bill. Squeeze a Sneeze
• Parkes, Brenda. Crunchy Munchy
• Silverstein, Shel. A Giraffe and a Half

Other Books
• Cuyler, M. That’s Good! That’s Bad
• Degan, B. Jamberry
• Duke, K. Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One
• Geraghty, P. Over the Steamy Swamp
• Hay, E. Silly Sarah
• Joyce, W. Dinosaur Bob
• Martin, B. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
• Mayer, M. What Do You Do With a Kangaroo?
• Numeroff, L. If you Give a Moose a Muffin
• Turkle, B. Do Not Open

Here are some things you could download and work with your children at home

Kindergarten site words

Internet Links