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Southern View Elementary School

3338 South Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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What are "Word Wall Words" and "High Frequency Words?"

Students in grades K-2 work with what are called Word Wall Words (or high frequency words) each day. Your child is responsible for being able to read each of the word wall words within 3 seconds. They are also expected to be able to write the word wall words when given by the teacher (without looking at a copy). Some ideas for practicing include placing cards with the words around your home and every time your child sees one of the words, have him/her read it. Make 2 sets (on cards) of word wall words and use them to play Memory with your child. Be sure your child reads the word when he/she turns one over.

"My Child Doesn't Like to Read!"

If your child is struggling with reading, isn't interested in reading, or you are just looking for some suggested titles of books, always feel free to contact me! I can talk with you and help find resources for you. Reading and teaching children to read and write is my passion.


Fluency is a very important part of reading. Fluency is not just reading "fast". It is reading like we talk, with that rate and expression. Therefore, fluency is reading at an appropriate rate, with accuracy, and using expression. Fluency in reading begins at a young age, including being able to quickly name the alphabet letters when given in random order.

20 Minutes of Reading a Night

News Jan 31 Why is it important to read 20 minutes at home each night? Reading 20 minutes a day equals 3,600 minutes per school...

Save the Date! Parent-Teacher Conferences: Sept. 22-23, 2016

News Jul 27 Save the Date!!! Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22 and all day Friday, September 23, 2016.

DIBELS - What is it?

News Jul 27 At the beginning of the school year, about the 3rd week of school, all students K-5 will be given the DIBELS test...


Resources Jul 3 Parents, I try to put links to interesting, interactive sites that your child will enjoy and from...

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