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Please read the following news announcement aloud during your school's daily news broadcast. To print the news announcement, copy and paste the text into a separate document. Feel free to edit the content to best fit your programming schedule.

FCAT Explorer Announcement for Morning News Broadcast

There's good news for all students taking the FCAT: you can get free reading, math, and science practice on FCAT Explorer. That's right: free practice for the FCAT at
www.fcatexplorer.com.

FCAT Explorer is an online practice program made for Florida's public school students by the Florida Department of Education. It features four practice programs created especially for middle school students: Reading Island, Reading Boardwalk, Math Navigator, and Science Voyager.

All four programs offer practice for the skills tested on the FCAT and feature lots of stuff to help you get the most out of your study time. You'll get helpful feedback to the answers you choose and a second chance to answer questions and apply what you've learned. FCAT Explorer also features helpful online tools like calculators, formula reference sheets, and glossaries that define and pronounce important terms.

Best of all, FCAT Explorer is online, which means you can use it on any computer connected to the Internet: at school, at the library, even at home.

Your performance on the FCAT can benefit from the extra time you spend studying math, reading, and science on FCAT Explorer. To get your free FCAT Explorer sign-in name and password, talk to your teacher, or visit the website at www.fcatexplorer.com. Log on today!



Please print the following news article in your school newspaper to inform your middle school students about the FCAT Explorer. To print the news article, copy and paste the text into a separate document. Feel free to edit the content to best fit your publication.

FCAT Explorer Article for School Newsletter or Newspaper

FCAT Explorer: Free FCAT Practice On The Internet
FCAT Explorer is a free, online practice program from the Florida Department of Education. It features four practice programs created especially for middle school students: Reading Island, Reading Boardwalk, Math Navigator, and Science Voyager.

All four programs offer practice for the skills tested on the FCAT and feature lots of stuff to help you get the most out of your study time. Reading Island offers 37 reading passages with over 250 practice questions. Reading Boardwalk contains 60 reading passages and over 500 practice questions to help you do your best on the FCAT. Math Navigator contains 140 math questions and features an online calculator and a handy formula reference sheet. Science Voyager contains 190 practice questions, along with vocabulary exercises and 8 lessons on each of the areas tested in the Sunshine State Standards.

Best of all, FCAT Explorer is online, which means you can use it on any computer connected to the Internet: at school, at the library, even at home.

Your performance on the FCAT can benefit from the extra time you spend studying math, reading, and science on FCAT Explorer. To get your free FCAT Explorer sign-in name and password, talk to your teacher, or call the FCAT Explorer Team at 1-888-750-3228. Log on today!



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You can use this FCAT Explorer logo to create a link to
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Don't Freak Out



"For teens, by teens" PDF

Do you love to read? Have you read a great book that captured your imagination and made you want to read more? Recommend YOUR favorites now! Just Read, Florida! is pleased to announce the Middle School For Teens, by Teens recommended reading list for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Simply login to create your own password so that you may begin sharing today! Your recommendations will be part of a statewide reading list created For Teens, by Teens! Please click the link below to access the database and recommend your favorite book titles. Thanks for shooting for the stars...you make a difference!

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here to download the PDF.

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