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Mrs. Esther Smith

Welcome to my Reading Class.  The goal of this class is to allow students to meet or exceed their grade level in Reading on all assessments.  This class will use various computer applications to help meet this goal.  One application available to students will be Achieve 3000, which can be reached at home on a computer, tablet, or phone.  The more articles that students complete with a score of 75% or higher on the 1st try will help greatly in raising their scores.  The application that we use only in class is Read 180.  The students will gain 50% of their goal using this program.  It can only be accessed at school.  I strongly encourage students to continue to read books of their interest at home.  It is also important for them to complete their homework assignments which focuses on phonics.  These assignments can be attained on this website under "Assignments".  The homework is sent home on the 1st day of the school week and is due on Friday.  They have all week to work on these assignments.  They should not take more than 20 minutes to complete the entire assignment.  Feel free to contact me via e-mail at  I will respond quickly via e-mail.  If you do need to reach me by phone, my classroom number is 328-2459.