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READ 180 Community Newsletter

READ 180 Community Newsletter – Winter 2009

READ 180 Community Newsletter – Volume 22

Dear READ 180 Educator,

As you move further into the school year and your students become increasingly comfortable with their READ 180 classroom, it is the perfect time to start thinking about what's in store for the second half of the school year.

We all know that there is nothing easy about preparing students for high stakes assessments. Whether you're an elementary, middle, or high school educator, you share the common goal of wanting to see your students succeed in the classroom. This issue of the READ 180 Community Newsletter focuses on ways to better prepare and equip students with the test taking strategies and skills they need to succeed on standardized tests.

Teacher Talk
Stage B READ 180 teacher Nova Jean Corillo stresses the importance of creating a comfortable testing environment where students practice test taking strategies throughout the year to prepare for statewide assessments. Nova Jean also shares how she has been able to establish community in her classroom through creativity and making the connection between learning and the real world.

Preparing Students for High Stakes Assessment
The Differentiation Factor highlights READ 180 resources that are available for you to help better prepare your students for upcoming standardized tests and assessments. This article will guide you through the READ 180 resources and how you can apply them in your classroom

READ 180 Community Web Site
Get helpful advice from your peers! With the READ 180 Community Web site you can connect with READ 180 educators from across the country anytime, anywhere! The site offers access to hundreds of classroom resources, extensive social networking tools, and a wealth of information specifically designed for your READ 180 classroom. Visit www.scholastic.com/read180/community and become a member today!

Preparing students for standardized tests is not an easy task, that's why the READ 180 Community is here to support you with your mission of improving reading achievement in your classroom.

We wish you all success!

Best regards,

The READ 180 Team

Articles

A Conversation With READ 180 2009 Outstanding Educator Honorable Mention Sherri Hunter
A Conversation With READ 180 2009 Outstanding Educator Honorable Mention Sherri Hunter
READ 180 | December16,2009
Sherri Hunter, the READ 180 2009 Outstanding Educator Honorable Mention, shares her experiences with READ 180 and her strategies for achieving success in her classroom.
Launching the New READ 180 Community Web Site
Launching the New READ 180 Community Web Site
READ 180 | December16,2009
The READ 180 Community Web site was created specifically for READ 180 educators, and offers access to hundreds of classroom resources, extensive social networking tools, and a wealth of information designed for your READ 180 classroom.
Teacher Talk: We're All In This Together
Teacher Talk: We're All In This Together
READ 180 | December16,2009
Stage B READ 180 teacher Nova Jean Corillo stresses the importance of creating a comfortable testing environment where students practice test taking strategies throughout the year to prepare for statewide assessments.
Announcing a New "Health Check" Service for Your READ 180 Implementation!
Announcing a New "Health Check" Service for Your READ 180 Implementation!
READ 180 | December16,2009
The READ 180 Health Check highlights how your READ 180 implementation stands in comparison to best practices and identifies areas where Scholastic can help support READ 180 in your district.
Preparing Your Students for Standardized Tests
Preparing Your Students for Standardized Tests
READ 180 | December16,2009
Use Test Taking Strategies and other READ 180 Components to equip students with the skills and confidence they need to succeed on standardized tests.
Scholastic Assessments Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests
Scholastic Assessments Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests
READ 180 | December16,2009
Scholastic assessments use technology at every level to simplify the assessment process for teachers and students. Learn about how you can use Scholastic assessments in your classroom!
Reading for Information and Inspiration
Reading for Information and Inspiration
READ 180 | December16,2009
Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer of Scholastic Education discusses how important it is to incorporate reading into daily life. This article features Francie's recommendations for reading for information and inspiration.
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