• Supplemental Reading Services

    Instructor: Mrs. Guarnieri

        As  a Reading Specialist, I provide additional direct instruction to students identified by the Reading Response to Intervention Team (RTI) as needing remedial reading services.  I provide supplemental (intervention)  reading services based upon the Five Pillars of Literacy: 
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Comprehension
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
         A student is selected for additional reading instruction based on District Reading Assessments. This data is discussed at Response to Intervention (RTI) to determine who is placed on a Personal Literacy Plan (PLP).  A student's PLP is used to create a specialized reading program.  Additionally, I serve as a resource to teachers and staff who seek support to meet the needs of their readers.

Class Announcements

  • Reading Week April 10-13

    Reading Week Events:  April 10-13   Theme:  Wild About Reading:  All classes will read aloud Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant.  We will also focus on using fiction and nonfiction texts on any and all animals.   Please consider donating a blanket, a treat, or toy for the local animal shelter or $1 to Bradford’s Born to be Wild Nature Center.     Monday, April 10:  Grade Level Presentations Kindergarten:  Mr.Ventura and Bella, describe how he adopted Bella and how she became a therapy dog. Grade 1 & 3:  Canine Officer will visit SES and give a demonstration of how he and his dog keep us safe. Grade 2:  Mr. Ferreira:  Local Entomologist;  Students will participate in an insect watch and discuss insects found around the school yard. Grade 4:  Born to be Wild:  A local nature center will present owls and raptors and how they rehabilitate them.     Tuesday April 11th:  Therapy Dogs:  During Reading Workshop and these adorable pups and their handlers will read with  students during independent reading time.     Wednesday April 12th Therapy Dogs:  During Reading Workshop and these adorable pups and their handlers will read with  students during independent reading time. Poetry Stroll/Scholastic Book Fair:  BOGO 6PM-7PM   Thursday April 13th Character Day:  Students have the option to dress up as a character in a their favorite book. Community Reader’s Day:  Local community members will share a book and describe how their career or hobby allows them to work with animals. Storyteller Len Cabral:   Thank you to SES PTO.…

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  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday

           Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!     Dear Springbrook School Families,   March 2nd is the birthday celebration of Theodore (“Ted”) Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss.  In honor of this occasion we have planned a week’s worth of activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss and all his books.    Dr. Seuss Spirit Week will be February 27th-March 3rd.  An activity is scheduled for each day of the week as follows: Monday February 27th   –  The Cat in The Hat Day… children and adults are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat for the  day (except during the Pledge of Allegiance)           Tuesday, February 28th   – Fox in Socks Day….children and adults should wear their zaniest sock combinations. Don’t forget to roll up your pants so we can see them.     Wednesday March 1st   – Wacky Wednesday… children and adults are encouraged to wear their wackiest outfit, mix match colors, stripes and polka dots, inside out or right side in.                                        Thursday March 2nd – There’s A Wocket in My Pocket day…children and adults are encouraged to bring a wocket (or small beanie baby) sticking out of one of their pockets!   Friday March 3rd – My Many Colored Days day…children   and adults should dress head to toe in one bright color, depending on their mood for the…

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  • Look what we are up to...

    Grade 3 students have been working on comprehension strategies when reading.  Prior to reading a selection, students are given a focus question.  This photograph shows them going back into the text to find evidence.  

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  • Grade 3 Students Site the Text

    Grade 3 students have been working on reading informational passages and answering questions.  The goal is to highlight relevant text that supports the answer.  

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  • Bag of Books

    Dear Parents,  On Mondays students bring home a bag of books at their reading level to use as their at-home reading homework.  Please spend 15-20 minutes nightly reading these books.  They are self selecting these books so they should be highly motivated to read at home.  Because these books are "just right", students should read these with little assistance from an adult.  There may be a word from time to time but overall, they should be independent.  Books can be returned on Friday to select new ones for the upcoming week.  As always, thank you for your continued support.…

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences Mon. 11/7/2016

    Parents/Caretakers, Parent and Teacher conferences are being held on Monday, November 7th.  Students do not have school.  I will make every effort to coordinate conference times with your child's classroom teacher, so we can meet all together.   If there is a conflict, we can meet at a separate time.   Please know, if you wish to discuss your child's progress at any time, please contact me at…

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  • First graders Hard at Work

    First graders in Mrs. Guarnieri's small groups are busy working on tapping and blending cvc words.  

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  • First Graders Hard at Work

    First graders in Mrs. Guarnieri's small groups are busy working on perfect letter formation.    

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  • Nightly Reading

    Every child should read for 15-30 minutes per night a "just right" book.  This is a book they read independently, to not only build fluency and stamina but create a love of reading.  Students who work with me, have received a plastic bag of books at their level and of their choice.  They will come home on Monday and for Grades 1 and 2, return on Friday and for Grades 3 and 4 return the books as they are completed.…

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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome to the 2016-17 school year,  If your child hasn't so already, please return his/her Summer Reading Logs for a special recogntion.  Also, if your child borrowed books from my personal library kindly return them upon completion. Lastly, any child receiving supplemental services from the Reading Specialist will receive a letter.   Kindly sign and return by Sept. 20, 2016. As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Aguarnieri@westerly.k12.ri.us  or call SES at…

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  • Chronic Absenteeism

    From the U.S. Department of Education New data show prevalence of chronic absenteeism   Last week the USED released new, first-ever chronic-absenteeism data through a new interactive web site and hosted a two-day Every Student, Every Day National Conference to support states, districts, schools, and communities in their efforts to develop effective chronic-absenteeism policy and practice. The conference focused on how schools can address root causes of the problem and strengthen the collaborative capacity of multi-agency early warning systems to link students to interventions, programs, and preventative services.   The 2013-14 CRDC shows that chronic absenteeism impacts students in all parts of the country and is prevalent among all races, as well as students with disabilities. National data reveal more than six million students - or 13 percent of all students - missed at least 15 days of school in the 2013-14 school year.   "Chronic absenteeism is a national problem," said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. "Frequent absences from school can be devastating to a child's education. Missing school leads to low academic achievement and triggers drop outs. Millions of young people are missing opportunities in postsecondary education, good careers and a chance to experience the American dream."   To address the concerns about the depth of the problem, the Obama Administration launched Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeismlast fall in response to recommendations put forth by President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Taskforce. Led by the White House and the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice, the effort is aimed at combating chronic absenteeism and urging states and local

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  • Fun Game Sites

    Families, Please see some of the exciting links to the right of this announcement, especially the interactive reading site.  Students love playing on the computer and with these games it's more than playing, it's learning in disguise.  Also, subscribe to EPIC a wonderful interactive with thousands of e-books your child can read independently or can be read loud to them. …

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