High School Continuity of Learning Resources

The resources below are self-directed learning activities for students and parents--distributed and made available in spring 2020.

Additional information is available on FCPS 24-7 in the Continuity of Learning Plan course. For questions on how to login to a resource, please contact your student's teacher or librarian.

Watch the video below for information on accessing your FCPS 24-7 Parent View account.

TV Programming

During school closure, Channel 99 offered high school programming to support continuity of learning. 

English

English 9

Reading

Listen to a current event article from NPR and read a photo essay. Optional reading activities and questions exist in myPerspectives should you wish to further your learning.

  1. Listen to the article, “Insight into the Refugee Experience” from NPR.
  2. Login to myPerspectives using your FCPS username and password (what you would use to login to a computer at school). Read the photo essay (English 9, Unit 5, Independent Learning, “Thirteen Epic Animal Migrations That Prove Just How Cool Mother Nature Is”).
  3. While examining the paired texts consider the following questions:
    • How do you decide what is important to you for a journey?
    • What are the defining characteristics of a journey?
    • How animal migrations are similar and different from the journeys people take?

Writing

You will self-select activities and tutorials for practice in grammar and/or writing.

  1. Login to NoredInk using your fcpsschools.net account
  2. Select Master Topics
  3. See all pathways will allow for specialized practice the Virginia SOLs.
  4. Suggested review for the most commonly missed Standards of Learning for English 9 students:
    • Transitional words and phrases
    • Commas and semicolons to distinguish and divide main and subordinate clauses
  5. Spend 20 minutes a day to keep activities fun and interesting.

English 10

Reading

Listen to a current event article from NPR and read an essay. Optional reading activities and questions exist in myPerspectives should you wish to further your learning.

  1. Listen to “Life in Iraq for Two Young Women
  2. Login to myPerspectives using your FCPS username and password (what you would use to login to a computer at school). Read the essay (English 10, Unit 3, Independent Learning, “Misrule of Law”).
  3. While examining the paired texts consider the following questions:
    • What freedoms do you appreciate, and what freedoms do you take for granted?
    • What choices can you make when you feel powerless?

Writing

You will self-select activities and tutorials for practice in grammar and/or writing.

  1. Login to NoredInk using your fcpsschools.net account
  2. Select Master Topics
  3. See all pathways will allow for specialized practice the Virginia SOLs.
  4. Suggested review for the most commonly missed Standards of Learning for English 10 students:
    • Paraphrase quoted material
    • Relative clauses and coordination
  5. Spend 20 minutes a day to keep activities fun and interesting.

English 11

Reading

Listen to a current event article from NPR and read a short story. Optional reading activities and questions exist in myPerspectives should you wish to further your learning.

  1. Listen to “The Hate U Give and the Call to Activism” from NPR
  2. Login to myPerspectives using your FCPS username and password (what you would use to login to a computer at school). Read the short story English 11, Unit 1, Independent Learning, “The Pedestrian”.
  3. While examining the paired texts consider the following questions:
    • How can authors use writing as a means to attain mental or political freedom?
    • Why must characters so often find themselves in situations where their freedom is compromised? 

Writing

You will self-select activities and tutorials for practice in grammar and/or writing.

  1. Login to NoredInk using your fcpsschools.net account
  2. Select Master Topics
  3. See all pathways will allow for specialized practice with ACT, AP, SAT, and the SOLs.
  4. Suggested review for the most commonly missed Standards of Learning for English 11 students:
    • Identify correct use of apostrophes for singular possessives.
    • Edit writing to maintain consistent pronoun case
  5. Spend 20 minutes a day to keep activities fun and interesting.

English 12

Reading

Listen to a current event article from NPR and read a speech. Optional reading activities and questions exist in myPerspectives should you wish to further your learning.

  1. Listen to “Black Women Math Heroes at NASA” from NPR
  2. Login to myPerspectives using your FCPS username and password (what you would use to login to a computer at school). Read the speech English 12, Unit 1, Independent Learning, “Speech Before Her Troops".
  3. While examining the paired texts consider the following questions:
    • What does it take to make a hero?
    • What are some characteristics of a hero?
    • Can someone be a hero if the public does not know about his or her accomplishments?

Writing

You will self-select activities and tutorials for practice in grammar and/or writing.

  1. Login to NoredInk using your fcpsschools.net account
  2. Select Master Topics
  3. See all pathways will allow for specialized practice with ACT, AP, SAT, and the SOLs.
  4. Suggested review for the most commonly missed Standards of Learning for English 12 students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of the intended audience by identifying writing purpose.
    • Revise sentence structure for clarity.
  5. Spend 20 minutes a day to keep activities fun and interesting.

English Language Development (ESOL)

English Language Development Activities

Reflection Journal

Online Resources

Online Resources

Unite For Literacy: Online books in English and many languages. These books are most appropriate for younger students. Parents can enjoy these books in their home language as well.

Khan Academy Kids (ages 2-7) English

Khan Academy العربية (Arabic) | 中文 (Chinese) | English | 한국어 (Korean) | Español (Spanish): Online lessons for learners in grades PreK - 12.

To change the language:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. On the left side of the page, click on the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on your language.
  4. Click the Go button.

MyON: Online books with read aloud support. Some titles are available in Spanish. Student's login with their FCPS username and password.

Tumblebooks: Online books with read aloud support. Some titles are available in Spanish. Students should use the username and password provided by FCPS.

National Geographic Kids: Online magazine for kids.

How to Use The Documents

العربية | 中文 | English | فارسی | 한국어 | Español | اردو | Tiếng Việt

English

We will keep learning every day, even when school is closed. To support English Language Development, students will select an activity to do and then complete a journal entry. Students do not have to do the activities online. You may also choose to print the activities that you and your student would like to do. Here is a video explaining this process.

العربية (Arabic )

س وف نستمر في التعلم كل یوم حتى عندما تكون المدرسة مغلقة. لدعم تطویر اللغة الإنجلیزیة ، سیقوم الطلاب بتحدید نشاط للقیام به ثم كتابتها في دفتر العمل الیومي المرفق .لا یتعین على الطلاب القیام بالأنشطة عبر الإنترنت. یمكنك أیضًا اختیار .طباعة الأنشطة التي تریدها أنت وطالبك إلیك مقطع فیدیو یوضح هذه العملیة

中文 (Chinese)

即使学校关闭,我们也将继续帮助学生每天学习。为了支持英语语言发展,学生将选择一 个活动来完成,然后完成日志记录。学生不一定要在线进行这个活动,您也可以选择打印 您和您的学生想做的活动。

فارسی (Farsi)

ما هر روز یادگیری را ادامه خواهیم داد حتی وقتی مدرسه تعطیل است برای حمایت از توسعه زبان انگلیسی دانش آموزان فعالیتی را برای انجام انتخاب می کنند و سپس یک مجله را تکمیل می کنند. دانشجویان مجبور نیستند فعالیتها را بصورت آنلاین انجام دهند. همچنین ممکن است فعالیتهایی را که شما و دانش آموزتان می خواهید انجام دهید .چاپ کنید

한국어 (Korean)

등교를 못해도 학생들은 다음과 같이 매일 학습을 계속할 수 있습니다. 끈임없는 영어 습득을 위하여, 학생들이 액티비티를 선택한 후에 일기를 쓰면 되는데 꼭 온라인으로 하지 않아도 되고 대신 프린트해서 할 수도 있습니다.

Español

Seguiremos aprendiendo todos los días, incluso cuando la escuela esté cerrada. Para apoyar el desarrollo del idioma inglés, los estudiantes seleccionarán una actividad para realizar y luego completarán una entrada en el diario. Los estudiantes no tienen que hacer las actividades en línea. También tienen la opción de imprimir las actividades que usted y su estudiante quieren hacer. Este video explica el proceso.

اردو (Urdu)

یہ ضروری ہے کہ جب ہم اسکول بند ہوں تو ہم ہر روز سیکھتے رہیں۔ انگریزی زبان کی ترقی میں معاونت کے ل students ، طلبہ سرگرمی کا انتخاب کریں گے اور پھر جرنل کے اندراج کو مکمل کریں گے۔ طلبا کے لئے آن لائن سرگرمیاں کرنا لازمی نہیں ہے۔ آپ ان سرگرمیوں کو پرنٹ کرنے کا بھی انتخاب کرسکتے ہیں جو آپ اور آپ کا طالب علم کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Chúng tôi sẽ tiếp tục học hàng ngày ngay cả khi trường học đóng cửa. Để hỗ trợ Phát triển Ngôn ngữ Tiếng Anh, sinh viên sẽ chọn một hoạt động để làm và sau đó hoàn thành một mục nhật ký. Học sinh không phải thực hiện các hoạt động trực

Mathematics

For extra support in any topic, log into Mathspace using your regular FCPS username and password, and navigate to the associated topic in the eBook. You will find explanations and videos there.

Khan Academy provides self-paced modules for a variety of math courses. You can join in at any part of the course and keep track of your learning.

Science

You have many daily opportunities to engage in meaningful learning experiences in science. Below are possible scientific practices that you could authentically engage with while at home, with or without Internet access. These daily opportunities are independent of content, and you should be able to identify a meaningful connection to whichever science course they are currently taking.

Current events

Science is always in the news! Find and read a recent article in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or library collection. Write a 1-paragraph summary of the article, and describe how it relates to the science class you are currently taking.

Video Review

Be a reflective learner! Go back into your SIS gradebook and find one of your lower grades for the year on a test, quiz, or lab. Find a matching Khan Academy or Crash Course YouTube video to watch. Go back to the original assignment, and see if you can revise or explain any of your answers with new information.

Get Outside!

Go for a nature walk in your neighborhood. As you walk around, consider what actions a person could take to improve your environment. Keep a journal of your thoughts and ideas, or make some sketches.

If you are in Environmental Science and were given a field journal by your teacher, take it outside 2-3 times a week and choose some pages that seem interesting for you to complete.

Data visualizations

Find a data visualization that appeals to you from NOAA’s Science on a Sphere. Write one paragraph describing what you think is happening in the visualization and how it relates to the science class you are currently taking.

Social Studies

To help continue your learning during this time out of school here are some options to explore. As you engage with these activities, share your learning using @FCPSSocial.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides self-paced modules in US History, World History, Government, and Economics and Finance (including AP). You can join in at any part of the course and keep track of your learning.

As you decide which activities to use, here are some questions to focus on:

  • How does history and the social sciences impact my understanding of the present?
  • Whose voices and perspectives are being used and heard? Whose aren't?
  • What have I learned that I want to share with someone or learn more about?

Ted Ed

TED Ed provides a range of video based lessons for social studies courses. As you decide which activities to use, here are some questions to focus on:

  • How does history and the social sciences impact my understanding of the present?
  • Whose voices and perspectives are being used and heard? Whose aren't?
  • What have I learned that I want to share with someone or learn more about?

Special Education

Special Education: General Curriculum (HS)

Resources for students with disabilities who are accessing the general education curriculum based on the grade level standards of learning.   Typically, these students are participating in the SOL assessment.

Math

Reading / Language Arts

Assistive Technology to Support Students with Reading Difficulties

There are assistive technologies and strategies available that can support access to the curriculum and increase capabilities for students with reading difficulties. Many of these technologies and strategies are readily available in the classroom and can also be used at home to support a student who struggles with reading. Assistive technology is never meant to replace instruction, but when paired with research-based instructional methods, it can bridge the gap between a student’s current skills and the material that they need to access. 

Assistive Technology to Support Students with Writing
  • Google Documents Tables to Text for Writing

    Use a table as a graphic organizer for students to easily organize brainstormed ideas. A simple copy and paste strategy will then allow paragraph and sentence construction.
  • Google Explore Tool

    Find and add suggested content to documents in Google Docs. The suggested content is related to what’s in your document. You can also search your docs and the web from within a document.
  • Google Voice Typing

    Free speech-to-text tools in Google Docs.
  • Google Draw Tool (Graphic Organizer)

    Top of Form. This is quick overview video of tools that you can use in Google Drawings to create your own graphic organizer.

Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (HS)

Special Education: Communication (HS)

Resources for speech and language communication and resources for functional communication for students.

Assistive Technology – Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Resources related to supporting communicative competence with the use of AAC.

Additional AAC Resources:

Special Education: Behavior and Executive Functioning (HS)

Special Education: Additional Supports (HS)