Great Websites for Kids
Commonlit.org (website for reading comprehension) Newsela News & Articles
Weekly reading homework for 5th grade Leveled nonfiction reading/comprehension
My name is Brandi Duke. I am married with two children, a 15-year-old boy named Pearce and a 13-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!!!
For my undergrad, I went to Oregon State University, GO BEAVS!! In ’97, yes, 20 years ago, I received my Masters in Teaching from Willamette University and then my reading endorsement the following year. I’ve taught at David Douglas, Hillsboro, The International School, and now, the amazing 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.
In order for children to become better readers, they need time to read.