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!