Reading & Writing
In 2016, Helman adopted Literacy By Design as our core reading program. All students have access to online leveled readers through ThinkCentral, ensuring they always have a “just right” book at their fingertips.
To log in to ThinkCentral (the website):
- Open ThinkCentral at www-k6.thinkcentral.com.
- Select your Country (United States), State (Oregon), District (Ashland School District 5), and School (Helman Elementary School). *If you want your browser to remember your Country, State, District, and School selections every time you log in on this computer, then select the “Remember my school” check box.
- Type your User Name and Password.
User Name = first and last name as one word (example= JaneSmith) Password = password (all lower case)
- Click Log In.
- Click on Library. On the right hand side of the screen, there will be a menu bar that says Reading with a book icon next to it- click Reading. A book icon will show level readers by grade level. Each grade level has 50-60 books available that can be read to you OR you can read it yourself!
The Oregon Department of Education has established standards for English Language proficiency for grades K-8. The standards address Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
For detailed information on the standards and to find additional resources, please go to: