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About Me

My name is Brandi Duke.  I am married with two children, a 17-year-old boy named Pearce and a 15-year-old girl named Piper.  I enjoy swimming, watching movies, the Seahawks and spending time with my family and friends.  My children went to a Chinese Immersion school so as you can imagine… I love immersion!!!


My Education

For my undergrad, I went to Oregon State University, GO BEAVS!!  I received my Masters in Teaching from Willamette University and my reading endorsement the following year.  I’ve taught at David Douglas, Hillsboro, The International School, PDX Reading Specialist and now at Arco Iris.


Easiest Way to Support Your Student 

Your student is going to be working hard this year as a reader, writer, and critical thinker.  Please encourage them to spend time reading books, magazines, graphic novels, anything.  Reading an average of 20 minutes per day is equivalent to 3,600 minutes/year and 1,800,000 words per year.  If your child is a struggling reader, it's critical that they spend time with literature.  Taking turns reading with your child, playing reading games and watching TV with Closed Captioning are excellent ways to make it fun,

In order for children to become better readers,

they need to spend time reading!


 Great Websites for Kids


 Tumblebooks free online books for kids                                                                       Between the Lions online reading games  


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 Kidrex Google for kids (only searches websites safe for kids)                                     National Geographic Kids

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awesome resource for reading comprehension

*adjusts to your child's reading level (website for reading comprehension)                     Newsela News & Articles

Weekly reading homework                                                             Leveled nonfiction reading/comprehension