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Wilcox Elementary School

2000 Hastings Road
Springfield, IL 62702
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Why should children learn to read?

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. It is at the heart of education and a better life. And, as with other acquired skills, reading gets better with practice. By reading more often, children will grow more skillful, more confident, and more in love with reading.

Lucy Calkins- Mini lesson

Videos Apr 14 Here is a mini lesson showing how to teach Opinion Writing for 1st grade.

downloadSchedule 2014-2015

Info Oct 16 My daily schedule changes throughout the year as I meet the needs of the Literacy Coaching position.

downloadBehavior Management Plan for Reading Class

Info Oct 16 Here are the rewards and consequences during our reading class. The lessons are fast paced and at the student's level so students are usually highly motivated.

Summer Reading Tips

News Apr 4 Summer Reading Tips for Parents During your child’s school vacation, it is important for him to spend time...


Resources Apr 2 Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3-5.


Resources Apr 2 Tumblebooks are ebooks with audio for kids. Children can read along, or just have the book read to them. All books play directly in your internet browser.


Resources Apr 2 ReadWorks gives you a proven, research-based program for teaching reading comprehension. ReadWorks' lessons focus on the essential skills and strategies.


Resources Apr 2 Newsela is free for students to explore a world of nonfiction and test their comprehension....

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