When your child goes to the web address they will be asked for the teacher username. They should enter it as they see it on the card. Then they will come to a class roster screen. Your child should select their icon and name and type in their password. The next screen will show book selections at your child's independent reading level. They can read the book, listen to the book, and answer questions about the book. Your child can earn stars for his/her RAZ Rocket (the corresponding “game”) by reading books and taking quizzes.
Your child has been introduced to this program at school. I hope this program will encourage more reading outside of school, however, third graders are not required to use RAZ Kids. They can use it as they choose. Alternatively, they are welcome to choose from "real" books, or electronic books to which they already have access. I will leave those choices up to you and your child.
I welcome any feedback you may have about the program and any comments you have about the books on line. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.