Stallions Read to Succeed

November Literacy Newsletter for Parents


Greetings parents and thank you for reading the "Stallions Read to Succeed" newsletter. Each week I will provide you with upcoming events and updates on our scholar's progress with the various literacy activities we have embarked on this school year. Reading and writing are life-long skills, and helping our scholars build their reading and writing stamina, increase their reading fluency and comprehension, and expose them to rich vocabulary will effectively prepare our scholars for future success. We are committed to supporting our scholars in reading.

D. L. Sims Scholars are Rocking It Out!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 1st: Literacy & Math Nachos Celebration

  • Scholars who have met the monthly expectations of successfully completing the Reading & Math Challenges, Top 5 MyOn/AR Scholars, AR Book Clubs, and/or First In Math winners will celebrate with Ms. Henderson & Mrs. Boyd.

Studentreasures Steps to Promotion

September 20th – October 21st

§ Pre-write: Teachers and scholars will brainstorm the topic for the classbook and scholars will generate details of your story. Teachers & scholars can use the Circle Map brainstorm and generate ideas.

October 24th – December 2nd

§ Rough Draft: Scholars will write their rough draft on notebook paper or in their AVID ELA notebook. Scholars will use the details generated in the Circle Map to expand their thinking about the topic. This will be a perfect time to incorporate the AVID 2-column notes to organize your ideas.

December 5th – February 17th

§ Revise & Edit: This is the time to improve the details of scholars’ writing. This is also the time to check your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Scholars should be instructed to write sentences that flow smoothly and make sense to the reader.

February 27th – March 10th

§ Final Draft: This is the time for your scholars to write their final draft on the papers provided by Studentreasures. The final draft documents are located inside the kit that was provided to you.

March 13th – March 17th

§ Pack your kits up and prepare to have them shipped back to Studentreasures for publishing.

AR/MyOn Reading Log

Please click HERE to access the reading log that is due at the end of each month.

Fry Words Competition

The Fry Words Challenge for the first semester is to be able to identify the first 500 words. The list of words can be found on the back of the weekly communicator in the scholar's take-home folder. Click on the link below to access the list for daily practice.

Fry Words Lists

Principal's Book of the Month Reflection

Each month, Ms. Beckett shares the Principal's Book of the Month, which aligns with our monthly theme. For November, scholars are to read/listen to the story "More Than Anything Else" and write a response to the following prompt:

Why do you think Booker was so determined to learn how to read?

If scholars' reflection is selected to be posted outside their teacher's classroom, they will earn $5 Beckett Bucks.

Read with Malcolm Read Marathon Competition Recognitions

Read with Malcolm ReadMarathon Awards Celebration

ReadMarathon Awards Ceremony

Greetings Parents, Guardians,, Teachers, & Scholars,

We are in the final round of the Read with Malcolm ReadMarathon. We were striving to read 800 minutes in 26.2 days. I am happy to say that several of our scholars have met the goal and will be awarded on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Please join us for this VIRTUAL celebration at 10:00 AM as we recognize the scholars for their accomplishments. Scholars who have met the goal will receive an invitation on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Click the link BELOW to join the celebration!


Congratulations scholars! You are definitely READING TO SUCCEED!

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ReadMarathon Round 4 - FINAL ROUND

Click HERE to access the video.

Evidence-Based Reading Challenge Recognition

Monthly Literacy Recognitions

Top MyOn Reading Champions & AR Book Club Inductees - October

Click HERE to access the video.

Top MyOn Reading Champtions & AR Book Club Inductees - September

Click HERE to access the video.

Meet Ms. Henderson, Instructional Coach

Please contact me if you have questions about the literacy events and activities.