Family News Letter

Mrs. Thomas

Dear Parent or Guardian,

My name is Mrs. Patricia Thomas and I have been tutoring Taylor in the area of reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and fluency. I am a five year teacher and a graduate of Liberty University. As a classroom teacher, I have taught PK, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. As your child continues to grow and learn, I hope that you will view me as someone you can count on to care for your child and her academic progress. I believe that children learn best when the teacher and parents work together to achieve the game goals with a child. I love to have an open communication with families since my students are my top priority. You can be certain that I will work diligently to help your child in any way possible.

With that in mind, enclosed in this newsletter are lists of resources, tips, and suggestions that should be helpful as you continue working to build Taylor’s reading comprehension and vocabulary at home. As always, if you need additional support or have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your student.

In Your Community and Around Town

Books are all around us! On a regular basis, take a trip

to the local library or bookstore to pick out a few titles

that are matched to your child’s interests and reading

level. Here are a few places to start!

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Fairburn Branch

60 Valley View Drive

Fairburn, GA 30349


Douglasville Books

7191 Douglas Boulevard

Douglasville, GA 30135


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Testing Informaiton

Taylor has taken several diagnostic test, a DRA test that test her reading level and the STAR Reading computer-adaptive reading test. The DRA tested her on a level 18 a second grade reading level, and the STAR report summarizes your child's scores on the test such as her Percentile Rank (PR): 15, Instructional Reading Level (IRL): 2.0 and her Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): 2.2 - 3.2. As with any test, many factors can affect a student's scores. It is important to understand that these test scores provide only one picture of how your child is doing in school.