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Using Technology to Teach Pre-Reading Skills to Pre-K-2 Children

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

pre-reading skills

Presented by Sarah M. Rich, Lead Teacher Champion, Squiggle Park
Sponsored by Squiggle Park


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Learn how to use technology to engage young students as they learn the skills required to be successful readers. Sarah Rich showed to help your students master the foundational skills needed to prepare them for reading.

Sarah, a teacher and a trained blended learning expert, shared:

  • What blended learning is and how it is transforming the elementary classroom – specifically for students learning how to read
  • What the SAMR model for technology integration is
  • Five activities you can try in your classroom this fall to improve reading engagement and results
  • A walkthrough of the free Eyeread app for teaching students the skills required for reading

The session featured many examples and valuable resources you can use no matter what technology constraints exist in your classroom.  You will come away feeling inspired and informed to jump back into the classroom this Fall! This webinar will benefit PreK-2 teachers, librarians and administrators as well as reading coaches, literacy specialists, curriculum directors, and technology directors.


Sarah Rich Sarah Rich is a founding faculty member and second grade teacher at the Paul Cuffee Charter School in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been teaching for 16 years and is a recent graduate of the Highlander Institute’s Fuse RI program. Sarah teaches using a flipped learning model with playlists. Her students use a station rotation model for math and literacy. Sarah’s strengths are classroom management in a 21st century classroom and parent engagement.  Follow her on Twitter @edtechSAE.






Squiggle Park At Squiggle Park, we take video games seriously. Our bite-sized games are effective in building mastery through practice and play.

Children aged 4-7 enter a magical world where books come to life as they demonstrate a combination of reading skill accuracy, speed and context. As our game progress, the frequency of skills introduced adapts to the strengths and weaknesses of each child, reinforcing mastery.

Built for teachers to use in their PreK-2 classrooms or at home to reinforce curriculum through play. It’s simple, and it works.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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