• Welcome to Ms. Distel's Reading Class!

    We are so excited to begin our adventure together learning through the READ 180 Program.

    We are learning to become Respectful, Responsible Readers, Writers, Inquirers, Communicators, and Thinkers!

    We have chosen to be a KIND Class and we are always on the lookout for random acts of kindness by others. Students show independence and respect through their thoughtful, kind and caring behaviors.

    The READ 180 Program is an intensive reading program that incorporates all core topics including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math.  Students engage in Whole Group Instruction, Small Group, and Independent Computer and Reading Rotations to reinforce and extend their learning and meet their individual needs.  A focus will be placed upon developing fluent reading with understanding and using strategies and skills to help students engage with their reading. Emphasis will also be placed upon Vocabulary and Writing as it is important for students to be able to express themselves clearly and precisely using proper English grammar and academic vocabulary.

    There is a lot to learn this year in Middle School and it is important to know that your child will be taking Florida State Examinations to help determine their successes in Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  With that in mind, it would be helpful to review past tests that are available online so that you may have a better understanding of what learning outcomes are expected.  Please remember that reading is key to their success.  Please read every day for at least 20-30 minutes. The books you choose should be on their level so they are not struggling and so it is enjoyable!


    • Do What's Right!
    • Do Your Best!
    • Treat Others The Way You Wish To Be Treated!
    • Thank you for all you do to help support your child at home.

    Looking forward to a productive and successful school year!