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Dear Cole Families,

In an effort to provide our families with resources to help keep our students academically engaged, I have compiled some of my favorite go-to sites that are interactive and that provide some practice in the areas of reading and language arts.


Please keep the link to this newsletter handy as this will be a working document that I may continuously update with additional resources.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at:

julisa.hernandez@nisd.net


Happy Reading!

-Ms.Julisa Hernandez, MLS

SORA

We encourage all of our students especially 2nd-5th graders to actively read through our online digital library- Sora. Our students have learned how to access Sora and all the great features that it has to offer. Sora is FREE for all Northside students and staff. To access Sora, students just have to use their student I.D. numbers.


How to Access Sora


Accessing Sora on a personal computer:

To access Northside's Sora on a personal computer click on the following link below. Students will need to log-on by selecting the option of "I have a setup code" found at the bottom of the launching page. Students will have to enter the setup code (see below). Once setup code is entered students will be asked to sign in using their student username. Student usernames are the student I.D. #'s. See below for sample.


Sora Link: https://soraapp.com/welcome

The set up code is: johnpaulstevens

Username=Student I.D. # with an s in front (Example: s123456)



Using Sora via an App:

Search and download the Sora App to your mobile device. After downloading the Sora app to your mobile device, students will need to log-on by selecting the option of "I have a setup code" found at the bottom of the launching page. Students will have to enter the setup code (see below). Once setup code is entered students will be asked to sign in using their student username. Student usernames are the student I.D. #'s. See below for sample.


The set up code is: johnpaulstevens

Username=Student I.D. # with an s in front (Example: s123456)

TUMBLEBOOKS

For our little Burke bears (Pre-K-1st) we encourage them to visit Tumblebooks for ebooks. Tumblebooks is a database of children's e-books that is available to our students thanks to our NISD library services. It has over 1,100 titles for Kinder-6th grade and has read-along chapter books, Nat Geo Videos, available both in English and Spanish. To access please follow the link below and use the following username and password to log-in:


Username: colenisd

Password: read


http://tumblebooklibrary.com

READING WEBSITES/APPS

Ms. Hernandez

Hello all! I am so excited to be the new librarian at Cole Elementary. I graduated from Sam Houston State University May 2022. I look forward to meeting you all! Happy Reading!