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Intervention Specialist 
7th and 8th grade
Language Arts 
 
Welcome back! Happy to be starting my 30th year of teaching. Excited to be working with each of you and your parents.  
 
 
 
EVERY MEASURE THAT LOOKS AT PLEASURE READING AND ITS EFFECTS ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON STANDARDIZED TESTS OF READING ABILITY-AND SCIENCE-AND MATH-TELLS US THAT THE MAJOR PREDICTOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT A STUDENT SPENDS READING. IN FACT, THE TOP 5 PERCENT OF U.S. STUDENTS READ UP TO 144 TIMES MORE THAN THE KIDS IN THE BOTTOM 5 PERCENT. (The Reading Zone, Nancie Atwell p. 107)
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