Reading Specialists



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Reading Specialists


Reading specialists provide instruction, interventions and various supports for students. Classroom teachers work closely with reading specialists in order to fully support students. To view our Reading Specialists' websites, click on the links to the right.

  • Thanksgiving in here!

    Posted by Margaret Goodwin on 11/21/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together and enjoy themselves. Your child has a collection of favorite books in their book bag to share with family and friends. Each child has shown great growth since the start of school and there is no better way for them to feel success than hearing it from the people in their life. Each day they read please remind them to color a turkey that coordinated with the day.  Thank you for your support and committment to your child's successes!


    Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Goodwin


    The Giving Tree
    Our South Senator project that runs from November 20- December 21st is collecting new hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and holiday socks for those in need. These items will be donated for distribution to Turning Point in Woodstock and to “Project Mistletoe” in memory of Hope Fuller. Please have your donations to school by Thursday, December 21st. Please put any donations on the tree in the front entrance way. Thank you for help in making this project successful! Each person who donates get a South Spirit Tag!




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  • Reading News from November 3rd, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 11/3/2017 4:15:00 PM

    We hope that you all had a great Halloween and are ready for the weekend.


    Reminder to set your clocks back Saturday night.  There is no school on Monday, November 6th for a teacher's institute day.  We hope you all enjoy your long weekend and we will see the students back here on Tuesday.


    Thanks for all the support in getting your child's book bags back to school each day.

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  • Reading News from October 27th, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 10/27/2017 6:00:00 PM



    We just wanted to thank everyone for coming out to your child's conferences.  It was nice to get to speak with each of you about your child and how they are performing in regards to their literacy.


    Please continue to read with your child each night and return their books.  These items are utilized in the lesson and crucial to your child's instruction.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, please feel free to contact us.


    Enjoy your weekend!


    The Reading Team,

    Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Johnson

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  • Reading News from October 6th, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 10/6/2017 6:00:00 PM

    Hi Parents,


    We are all up and running on our lessons.  You should be seeing your child's reading books and cut-up sentences come home each night.  The reading is a crucial part in your child's accelerated progress.  These books provide them with the additional practice to help them be successful.  The cut-up sentence helps the students focus on the initial letters when determining the words they are looking for.  Your assistance with this homework is greatly appreciated.


    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or our voice mails.  Reminder that we have no school on Monday, October 9th.  Enjoy your long weekend.  We will see the students on Tuesday.

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  • Reading News, Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 9/22/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Mrs. Goodwin and I would like to thank everyone who made it out to her reading presentation at the PTO meeting.  She was excited to see so many interested participants and grateful for their interactions.  


    In the coming weeks our Reading Recovery students will be moving from their strengthening their skills lessons into the actual lessons.  Look for your students to bring home their reading bags, with books and a cut up sentence.


    Mrs. Johnson would like to thank all the students for their kind and thoughtful letters wishing her husband a speedy recovery.  They definitely made us smile.  Mr. Johnson is getting stronger everyday and he appreciates all the kindness he has received.


    We hope everyone has a great restful weekend!  Keep reading.

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  • PTO Reading Presentation

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 9/6/2017 10:00:00 AM

    Help your child at home….


                           Dive into Reading!


    Please join the South Reading Interventionists on Monday, Sept 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the South School Cafeteria. (South PTO Meeting starts at 7:00pm) Learn some early literacy tips and tricks to help support your child at home. We hope you can join us!


    Under the Sea

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  • Welcome Back!!!!

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 8/24/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Hi Everyone,


    We hope you all enjoyed your summer break.  We are currently collecting your summer reading books.  Please return your book bag with the books to Mrs. Goodwin as soon as possible.   We can't wait to see you all and find out about all the things you did over your summer.  Mrs. Johnson is out at the beginning of the year to take care of her husband.  She hopes to be back after Labor Day.


    Keep reading and writing.  See you soon.



    Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Johnson

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  • Reading News from May 12th, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 5/12/2017 4:00:00 PM



    It was so great to see so many of you at Open House, last night.  We are winding down our year and testing out students in the coming weeks.  Your child's lessons will be sporadic.  We would like to thank everyone for all their support this year with the students' reading at home.  We will be encouraging the continuation of their reading by sending home reading book bags for the students to use over the summer months and return to us at Meet the Teacher in the Fall.


    We will update this with some summer reading tips in the coming weeks.  Have a great Mother's Day!

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  • Reading News for March 24th, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 3/24/2017 4:00:00 PM

    We hope everyone has an enjoyable time off next week.  We have sent additional reading books home for your child to continue their reading over break.  In addition we have sent a fun reading log with Easter eggs that they can color for every day they read.  A copy of the log is attached to this message.


    Thank you for all your help with your child's reading at home.Spring Reading log

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  • Reading News for March 10th, 2017

    Posted by Rachelle Johnson on 3/10/2017 3:35:00 PM


    Just a reminder to come out to Barnes and Noble, Saturday, March 11th if you can.  See the information below:


    Barnes and Noble Book Fair
    Join us this Saturday, March 11th at Barnes and Noble in Crystal Lake for an action packed day. Here are some fun events that are planned:
    9:30: Junie B. Jones read aloud- Mrs. Johnson
    10:00Yoga- Mrs. Platek
    10:30: Juggling/Cup Stacking Challenges- Mr. Houk
    11:00: B&N National Read Aloud- Mrs. Kondrad
    11:30Surprise Read Aloud- Mrs. Adams
    12:00: Elephant and Piggie Activities- Mrs. Heidrich/Mrs. Stlaske
    1:00: Maisie read aloud- Mrs. Gelsosomo
    2:00: LEGO Batman make and take
    2:00-4:00: STEM activities- Mr. Ludwig
    All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the South LMC! Hope to see you there!
     If you are wishing to purchase yearbooks the orders are due on March 15th.  They are not accepting late orders.  Remember to bring it in so you don't miss out.
    Please keep reading your books and doing your sentences at home.  We are finishing up our PARCC testing next week, so we will be back to a normal schedule.
    Have a great weekend!  Hope to see you at Barnes and Noble.
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