Release Notes 2.26.2020

Waterford.org will release an automatic software update on February 26, 2020. See the list below for update details. If you have any questions or feedback, our Support Team is always happy to help.

Products

Now Available: Curriculet Supplemental Activities

Affects: Curriculet

Curriculet now offers supplemental activities through the new Resources and Activities section, located under Classroom Ideas. These activities will teach essential reading and critical thinking standards in the following areas:

  • Reading Literature
  • Reading Informational Text
  • Language
  • Writing
  • Speaking & Listening

This new library of activities will continue to grow in the coming months as we add additional activities.

Digital Citizenship Resource Now Available in Spanish

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy

We added a Spanish resource that helps families teach their children how to be good citizens while using digital media. Share this resource with Spanish-speaking families to help them keep their children safe and informed online.

This resource is available under the Resources and Activities tab in Waterford Reading Academy.

New Printable Pre-Reading Resources for Waterford Reading Academy

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy

We added 29 new Pre-Reading resources aligned to WEL: SmartStart learning objectives, which are now available in the Resources and Activities section in Waterford Reading Academy:

  1. Arrange and Count
  2. Bear Hunt Clues
  3. Bear Hunt Name Tag
  4. Birthday Cupcakes*
  5. Central Park Board Game*
  6. Count the Math Way
  7. Dot Cards
  8. Elephant Invitations*
  9. Farmer in the Dell
  10. Folder Paper Airplane Pattern
  11. Sun and Shade Pictures
  12. Super I Pattern*
  13. Syllable Sorting Cards
  14. Telephone Master*
  15. Texture Sort
  16. Ticket
  17. Trusted Adults Pictures
  18. Truth Cards
  19. Turn and Talk
  20. Unit 1 Vocabulary Cards
  21. US Flag
  22. Vertebrate Compound Word Picture Cards
  23. Weather Cards
  24. Weather Headings
  25. What Doesn't Belong Cards
  26. Who Likes ______*
  27. Yankee Doodle Images
  28. Yoga Booklet
  29. Yoga Poster

*Available in English only

Updated Curriculet Titles Available in Waterford Reading Academy and Curriculet

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy, Curriculet

We updated the following six curriculets to align with essential reading goals and standards:

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  • The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan and John Rocco

These new curriculets are compatible with external books only at this time.

New Curriculet Category: Native American Literature

Affects: Curriculet

We added a Native American Literature category to Curriculet and tagged all books that fit under this category. Additionally, we will add more Native American books to Curriculet in the spring.

 


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