Front Row ELA Benchmark Assessments are here! This new assessment tool makes it easy for teachers to track student performance and progress throughout the school year and make informed decisions about their teaching.
Using Fact Practice on Front Row, students can do just that: practice their math facts. Students build math fact fluency by testing their ability to recall the basic facts in all four operations -- addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division -- both accurately and quickly. Think of Front Row Fact Practice as computerized flashcards. The goal of Fact Practice is to help students recall basic facts without conscious effort. When students build this automaticity of math facts, they can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills.
Just 2 months ago, we launched Front Row Word Study (and we hope you’ve had an opportunity to check it out on the student side of the program*). Word Study is a systematic approach to spelling instruction aimed at helping students develop an understanding of common spelling patterns in the English language. Unlike arbitrary spelling words, Word Study presents students with groups of words that share similar sounds and spelling patterns. And, instead of having all students in class work on the same spelling words, students using Front Row Word Study practice words at their individual developmental spelling stage.
Summertime is (hopefully) a much-deserved break for all our teachers! We hope you get in some quality YOU time over the next two months. Here at Front Row, we’re using this summer to add some awesome new features to the program as well as make a lot of improvements so that Front Row will work even better in your classroom for next year!
While most schools are out by mid-June, Front Row stays up and running all year round! The Front Row team hard at work, gearing up for the return to school in the fall, and all the program features you've enjoyed all year can be used throughout the summer. Here's a quick guide to using Front Row all summer long.
Front Row Teachers - you probably noticed that we redesigned the Teacher Dashboard a few weeks ago -- We’ve heard tons of great feedback about the new design. Now, we have an equally as awesome new Student Dashboard for your kiddos to enjoy! In designing the new Student Dashboard, our goals were to create a more engaging home screen that is easier for students to explore. It has all the same functionality as the old dashboard, just with a new and improved design. When your students log onto Front Row next week, be sure to take a peak!
As you know, Front Row takes teacher feedback to heart and uses it to create a program that teachers can effectively use in their classrooms. This week, we’ve decided to add some minor (but useful) updates to our adaptive practice sessions!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our amazing and dedicated teachers! We feel lucky to work with you every day and are constantly inspired by the work that you do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Front Row first began as an adaptive math practice platform, but over the last year, we’ve worked to create a more comprehensive program for our teachers, complete with English Language Arts practice for students. We are excited to announce the new Word Study component of our program, providing teachers with a systematic approach to spelling instruction.