"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! Although this is my first year as a reading specialist, this is my 26th year of teaching. I have taught grades K-3 as well as grades 6-8 and college English. I began teaching in Edgartown in 1994, but have also taught in Michigan, Colorado, and Vermont. This year I look forward to working with students, teachers, and parents in grades K-3. I think the most important thing you should know about me is that I LOVE TO READ!!! I believe that instilling the LOVE of reading in all children is one of the MOST IMPORTANT tasks we have as educators. On an academic note, we will be using the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention system to supplement the classroom instruction. The K-2 teachers use the Reading Street Reading program as well. Of course, no one program is right for all students, and we always differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of the child. If you have any questions I look forward to speaking with you.
This is a site to play alphabet and language games.
Students write stories and illustrate them with characters online. Great for students struggling with writing.
Another way to make stories online. You will have to set up an account for this website.
This is a wonderful site! MANY picture book titles are offered where actors from the screen actors guild read aloud. To busy to read to your child? Pick a story and turn this website on.
The Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. You can find a list of all of the Caldecott award winning books here.