We will be using the following online platforms during our time of online learning:  Canvas (accessed through vPortal), Collections ebook,  iReady, and Newsela.  I will also supplement with YouTube videos, IXL, and my own instructional videos.  Feel free to contact me via Remind between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm if you have questions.  You should plan on 60 minutes of ELA each day.


  1. Please login to Vportal and click the “Canvas” tile.
  2. All lesson plans and modules will be posted in Language Arts, not Reading.
  3. If you get lost, click the “Modules” tab in the left menu. 

“Collections” ebook: 

  1. my.hrw.com
  2. username: 1alpha
  3. password: 8 digit birthday (omit first zero: July 13 2009= 7132009)

Newsela (articles and quizzes)

  1. Students have created usernames and passwords. (usually alpha and birthday)
  2. If you need a username or password, email me at rodgersj@ivyhawnschool.org


  1. Login through vPortal 
  2. Click the “Digital Resources” tab and select iReady



  1. To sign up for my Remind, text @ivyrodgers to the number 81010