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Ms. Reilly’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Jane Addams Elementary School
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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I teach in a K-5 school with 980 students. We are in a low socioeconomic area w/ a high rate of crime and gang presence. 80% of our population is Hispanic and for the majority English is a second language. Over half of our students receive free and reduced lunch. I volunteered to teach a literacy class this year. These students are reading 1-2 years below grade level. They are frustrated and have low self- esteem. 7 students were retained last year. I promised these students I would make reading easier for them. They need to feel successful. I shower them with literacy and they love it. They are a great group and extremely determined to learn. I voluntarily went to a literacy workshop called the "Daily 5" and "CAFE" by the 2 Sisters to improve the structure of my literacy time and delivery of my instruction. This program helps me differentiate my teaching and has had a positive effect on my students. I am seeing results and the students are finding success in themselves.

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I teach in a K-5 school with 980 students. We are in a low socioeconomic area w/ a high rate of crime and gang presence. 80% of our population is Hispanic and for the majority English is a second language. Over half of our students receive free and reduced lunch. I volunteered to teach a literacy class this year. These students are reading 1-2 years below grade level. They are frustrated and have low self- esteem. 7 students were retained last year. I promised these students I would make reading easier for them. They need to feel successful. I shower them with literacy and they love it. They are a great group and extremely determined to learn. I voluntarily went to a literacy workshop called the "Daily 5" and "CAFE" by the 2 Sisters to improve the structure of my literacy time and delivery of my instruction. This program helps me differentiate my teaching and has had a positive effect on my students. I am seeing results and the students are finding success in themselves.

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