Freckle Implementation Ideas

Using Freckle for Summer/Winter Breaks

Students can practice across Math and ELA domains during summer/winter breaks, snow days, or other times simply by logging into and accessing their adaptive practice.

  • What are some general guidelines?
    • Ensure students have their class code information so they can easily log-in at home.
    • Encourage students to use adaptive practice: students can log on to Freckle and pick up where they left off.
    • Give students a set number of assignments to work on while they are away from the classroom.
    • Get parents on board! Help them feel comfortable using Freckle at home by sending a quick letter or email about the program. Be sure to include how students login, including the class code. Provide expectations for parents about how often their students should be practicing.
  • How can my students use Freckle over the summer?
    • Ideas for using Math:
      • Printable Worksheets (grades K–8)—use these to spiral in review of standards from the past few units of the school year (can be printed and included in packets).
      • Constructed Response Worksheets (6–9)—try including one conceptual, one situational, and one visual in student work (can be printed and included in packets).
      • Targeted Practice (computer access only).
      • Skills practice (computer access only).
    • Ideas for ELA:
      • Printable Articles and Stories: Encourage students to use Freckle's articles to learn about something new during break! Students can log into these on their own, or they can be printed. For summer nonfiction topics, check out: popsicles, air conditioning, fireworks, and more! For summer-related fiction, check out: "A Scoop of Honesty" and "Are We There Yet?"
      • ELA Skills Practice: Students can prevent summer slide by learning ELA skills in short bursts.