Welcome to Reading Street!

As the Reading Coach of Pine Level Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to our new reading series, "Reading Street" published by Scott Foresman. Over 75% of elementary schools in Alabama adopted this reading series. The students and teachers have been learning how to cope with our new reading text for the first half of the year. We have all seen and worried over the difficulties some students have experienced during this transition. A drop in test grades is not uncommon at this stage. This series is much more complex than what we have used in previous years. As the second semester begins, I hope we will see a new confidence in our students. They are working so hard and we are very proud of their progress. Thank you for all your support and I look forward to working with you in 2009.

I am posting links to some of the third grade power points I am creating for teachers to use in the classroom. They guide you through a Monday reading lesson. Look to see if the story your child is reading is posted.

The following files are Fry sight words. The first 25 make up 1/3 of the words we read most often. The first 300 make up 2/3 of the words we read most often. Because they are encountered so often, we recommend students learn them by sight as soon as possible.