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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


Welcome to my page!

Mrs. Riddle

                        I am one of the Reading Specialists/Title I Teachers here at Big Elm Elementary School. Title I Teachers strive to provide specialized support and instruction in reading and mathematics. Communication is an important piece of educational support. If you have any questions or concerns about  how to support your student at home please contact me via email within this page or at school 304-326-7280 and I will be happy to talk to  you on my planning time. My planning time is 10:20-11:05 a.m. Let's have a wonderful year!! wink

What type of support does the Title I Teacher Provide?

The Title 1 Reading teacher will provide student support in a variety of ways. Through administering reading assessments, evaluating standardized test scores (where applicable), and by conferencing with the classroom teacher, the student will be offered services either in the regular classroom or in the Title 1 Reading classroom depending on the student’s needs. Our goal is to provide students with individualized instruction that is differentiated and meets the needs of each child. Additionally, I coordinate the Spelling Bee at Big Elm Elementary and assist John DeMarco in the Math Field Day Assessment. Parental support is a key component in the educational process. Below are some websites that parents may share with their child to foster learning and reinforce essential skills.

Parent’s Right To Know

You have the right to request the qualifications of the teachers at Big Elm.

You have the right to request parent trainings.

You have the right to know the results of assessments given to your child.

You have the right to request  further testing if your child is not achieving as you think they should.

You have a right to request a conference with your child’s teacher.

You have the right to be fully involved in any educational decisions for your child.

Take a look at the websites for additional resources to work with your children at home!!  

Well known and used beginning reading site. The Starfall Method of reading instruction was developed for the emergent  reader. It is based in part on research by the National Institute of Child  Health and Human Development about how children learn to read.

 PBS offers very good reading practice with the well known Arthur and friends by Marc Brown. Story Scramble is for young independent readers. There are several other word and game related activities.

 Read a story and play a game with the favorite character, Clifford. Interactive and beginning reading stories and games.

High quality picture books read aloud. Quizzes and a comment/book response form for kids. This is a subscription site, but a free trial is offered and worth the time to experience the large collection of books and club activities offered.

Interactive stories in English or Spanish for first and second graders. Stories are adaptations of classic fairy tales. Produced and maintained  by a NC public library and on the ALA list of best reading sites for kids.

Famous actors read popular picture books to kids. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation offers Storyline Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading childrens books aloud. Hand-picked by BookPALS National Program Director Ellen Nathan, a former teacher and librarian, each of the books on this site offer an accompanying lesson plan and activity guide.

 Treat your brain to a good book!!!   

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