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Read Across America Day 2018

Students celebrated with a Seuss Spirit Week. On March 2nd, students attended an assembly in celebration of Read Across America. Readathon results were announced. Choir sung a Seussical Song. All students sang Read Across America Song. Students took a Pledge to Be a Lifelong Reader. Mrs. Maisonet came out of retirement as our VIP Cat Reader. Classrooms participated in additional reading focused activities. ALL in the name of promoting literacy and the love of books!

2108 Readathon Winner Celebrations

Congrats to Mrs. Voboril with MOST Minutes in the school - her class was awarded a Cold Stone Celebration. The TOP CLASSES from each grade level were rewarded with a Green Eggs and Ham Celebration!

I'm SO proud and honored!!!  Richmond Street School was honored with the Read Live School of the Year award.  Read-Live is a prominent, research-based intervention program for accelerating reading achievement.  I use it to provide targeted, differentiated reading support for students in grades 3-5.  On a whim, I submitted an application outlining how I implement it, evidence of growth, and video testimonials provided by third grade students. The award recognizes schools whose students have substantially improved their reading skills during the 2017-2018 school year.

There were 3 runner-ups and 10 honorable mentions from all over the US. Each of the winners demonstrated:

  • The school’s commitment to using Read Live with fidelity.
  • Students' growth in reading proficiency.
  • Positive changes in student attitudes and motivation.

As the grand prize winner, Richmond Street School received a trophy and $2,000 towards the company’s products.  Here is a link: https://www.readnaturally.com/school-of-the-year

*More photos in My Photo Album.

Read Across America Day 2017

We celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Bday - March 2nd! *Read-a-thon Results were announced *Special Cat Reader - Mr. Gladous *Choir performed Seussical Songs and Students all sand "Read Across America" *Pledge to Become a Lifelong Reader *School Wide PJ Day - a great day to snuggle up with books *Other Seuss related activities

Green Eggs and Ham 2017

Congrats to the top class in each grade level that read the most minutes in our 2017 Read-a-thon. You earned this celebration!

Improving Comprehension with Headsprout!

Interventions students in grades 3-5 have access to Headsprout – an online program that teaches reading comprehension.  Here is an example to check out: INFERENTIAL COMPREHENSION .  In this episode, established readers are taught to answer questions whose answer is not explicitly stated in text. The program shows students how to use clue words to deduce the correct answer.

Click here to learn more about Headsprout!