How to Use this Website

This website is intended to make finding information about Flying Start to Literacy™ easy and straightforward. This page explains how to navigate your way around this site.

  • This site is divided into three sections, called tabs, which are in the navigation bar at the top of your screen:
  • _______Home
    _______Program Materials Review
    _______Teacher Support Materials

  • You can click on these tabs to browse the website. The navigation bar changes so you can easily see where you are. For example, when you are on the Home page, Home in the navigation bar appears in red.
  • Sometimes you cannot see the entire page on your screen at any one time and you will need to scroll up and down the page so that different parts of the page appear on your screen. You can scroll by using the up and down arrows on your keyboard or by rolling the wheel on your mouse up and down. You can also use the scroll bar on the right-hand side of your screen. Place your mouse on top of the scroll bar, hold down the mouse, and drag the scroll bar.

Navigation Bar

Home

In this section, you can find out general information about Flying Start to Literacy™. The Home page is the main page that you see when you visit the site.

  • Some of the text on the site is highlighted in red. These highlighted bits of text are called hyperlinks and they provide a connection between pages on this site. Click on the red hyperlinks to find information that you are interested in.
  • For example, if you want to find out about the components of Flying Start to Literacy™, click on this red text: CLICK HERE to go to Program components. You will go to another page on the site with the heading “Program Components.”
  • On the right-hand side of the Home page is a sidebar. The four boxes in the sidebar are hyperlinked. When you click on any box in the sidebar, you will be connected to another page on the site.
  • For example, if you click on the second box in the sidebar Click here to review the Program Materials, you will go to another page on the site with the heading “Program Materials Review.”

Sidebar

  • If you make a wrong choice or want to do something different, you can always click on the Home tab in the navigation bar to return to the Home page.
  • If, at any time, you want to return to the last page you viewed, click the Go Back arrow on the toolbar at the top left-hand side of your screen.

Go Back arrow

Program Materials Review

In this section, you can review sample materials from Flying Start to Literacy™.

  • Click on the Program Materials Review tab in the navigation bar.
  • Click on the colored buttons to go to the 7 Developmental Reading Stages.
  • On the right-hand side of the screen is a sidebar with the heading “Review.” Here, you can review sample material from that stage. Click on an image to see a larger view of the sample material.
  • The sample material will open in a new window.
  • You can view more of the material, by scrolling up and down. To close the screen, click the x in the red circle at the top left-hand side of the screen. You will return to the last page you viewed.
  • If the sample material appears too big or too small on your screen, you can change the size of the sample material by using the zoom icons. Click on the zoom icons at the bottom of the window.
  • Click on + to increase the size of the sample material.
  • Click on – to reduce the size of the sample material.
  • You can make the zoom icons reappear at any time by using your mouse to hover the cursor over the middle, bottom part of the window.

Zoom icons

Teacher Support Materials

In this section, you can view and download Teacher Support Materials from Flying Start to Literacy™.

  • Click on the Teacher Support Materials tab in the navigation bar.
  • Click on the red buttons for teacher support materials you are interested in.
  • You can view teacher support materials for each of the 7 Developmental Reading Stages, by clicking on the colored buttons.
  • The teacher support materials will open in a new window.
  • You can view more of the materials, by scrolling up and down. To close the screen, click the x in the red circle at the top left-hand side of the screen. You will return to the last page you viewed.
  • If the teacher support materials appear too big or too small on your screen, you can change the size of the materials by using the zoom icons. Click on the zoom icons at the bottom of the window.
  • Click on + to increase the size of the teacher support materials.
  • Click on – to reduce the size of the teacher support materials.
  • You can make the zoom icons reappear at any time by using your mouse to hover the cursor over the middle, bottom part of the window.

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