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Welcome to MS Reading!!

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Hello, my name is Sheila Maxwell.  This year I will be teaching 5th and 6th grade Reading/literature and coaching Middle School Softball.  This will be my 8th year with the Central Lyon School District.  I previously taught middle school Language Arts in Cherokee, Iowa.  I live here in Rock Rapids with my husband, . . .

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Accelerated Reader

This year we are doing a few different things for Accelerated Reader.  There are no point requirements and AR will not be figured into their reading grade.  5th Grade Accelerated Reader:  Each 5th . . .

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March Madness Book Challenge

Winners!!!  The girls of Mr. Snyder's class were declared the winners of the March Madness Book Challenge, after the boys of Mrs. Grafing's class conceded.  The girls read more books than any other class during the . . .

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5th Graders Celebrate meeting their Reading Goals!

  The Central Lyon 5th graders, who reached their accelerated reader goal, got to play a little tic-tac-toe relay game today.  The students had to get 10 or more points.  The students who reached over 25 points will be . . .

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Reading Resources

Reading Resources for students and parents Some middle school students have a hard time choosing books that they enjoy.  The website Good Reads is a good website where students can search for books by genre or by books . . .

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Flexible seating in room 114

I've always wanted to create a comfortable environment that encourages kids to read.  This year I purchased, and made, some pillows to create spots where kids can sit and enjoy their independent reading time.  Some . . .

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Spelling!!

Spelling is an important part of Reading class.  5th graders will take a pretest every Monday (unless no school) and then will take the final test on Fridays.   Along with the pretest, students will be . . .

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Digital Books Online

Do you have a child who doesn't like to read?  An option to help them is to expose them to digital or online books.  Central Lyon has three options available for free digital books through the AEA (area education agency). . . .

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