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    Literacy Makes our Hearts Smile                                                                                                                        
      Reading Intervention Programs Implemented at ELMS          
    We strive daily to ensure that our students are college and career ready. For our students that may need extra support, we offer two personalized reading programs to support literacy, learning and growth.  
     
    1) Read 180  is the leading blended learning intervention program building reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, and writing skills for struggling students in Grades 4 and up.  Research for READ 180 began in 1985, when Dr. Ted Hasselbring of Vanderbilt University developed breakthrough software that used each student's performance data to customize a path of reading instruction.
     
    2) System 44 is a foundational reading program designed for the most challenged struggling readers in Grades 3-12. Intentionally metacognitive, System 44 helps students understand that the English language is a finite system of 44 sounds and 26 letters that can be mastered.
     
     
      Week of March 16-March 20 
     
    **********Office Hours: M-F 10-11am & 2-3pm
     
    Greetings Parents and Literacy Leading Students:                                  
     
     It is extremely important that all students continue their Read 180 and System 44  learning pathways daily  in order to ensure  continued Lexile growth and readiness for the Georgia Milestones. While we are away from the school, you may contact me with any questions or instructional support at tboyd@henry.k12.ga.us.  Students can also post questions in Google Classroom. 
     
    Google Classroom Codes: Google Class Codes
     
                             Remember my motto: I WILL NOT LET YOU FAIL!!!!
     
     
    Student Application: Perform 20minutes of daily practice in the following: Explore Zone, Reading Zone, Language Zone, Success Zone, Spelling Assessment and Word Assessment.
     
    Independent Reading: Spend 25 minutes of Independent Reading daily. I recommend reading with your family after dinner as well. Discuss your books with mom and dad.
     
    Below are the only book options accepted this week for your Lexile Range. You can read with someone else who is in Read 180 and participate in Academic Conversations about your book too.  Please complete the Graphic Organizer or Quick Write before taking your test.  Please use text evidence to support your analysis of your book. In addition, this is a great way to review the book before your formative assessment on the book which is due Friday, March 20, 2020. Submit your hard copies upon our return.
     
    Novel Selections
     
    200-350: All in a Day's Work and other Stories or The Escape
     
    350-500: Alison's Trumpet and Other Stories or Danger is My Business: The worlds' most dangerous jobs.
     
    501-650: False, Popular Myth's Debunked or Great Debate: Sports Issue
     
    650-800: The Lightning Thief or Money Hungry
     
    801-900: Gettysburg or When Birds Get Flu and Cows Go Mad
     
    950+:Night Sky or any of the E Read Articles.
     
     
    Reading Makes the Heart Float!
      
    Feed your soul daily with words of wisdom. Feed your soul daily with words of laughter. Feed your soul daily with words of knowledge. A book will take you on a journey that only your mind can see through the imagery on a page!
     
    Read to Relax!            Read to Learn           Read to Explore the World!                 Read to Succeed!
     
     
      
     
                                                       Reading is a Family Affair
    Reading is certainly a family affair and a great tool to help improve  student reading scores.  While we are off, I encourage you to spend time reading with your child. Each student has been assisgned books to read within their Lexile range. Use the graphic organizer or Quick Write for each book to foster critical thinking skills and collaboration with your child. 
     
    Reading Resources