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Mrs. Woodworth's Reading Page

Parents of students K-6 in reading groups with Mrs. Woodworth, Ms. Bailey or Mrs. Fredenburg: Please text the message @gsreading to the number 81010 to receive strategies, information and reminders regarding your child and/or their reading group if you haven't already done so.

Parents of all kindergarteners at Grimshaw shoud text the message @kbookcart to 81010 to receive reading strategies for their kindergartener and reminders regarding Thursday Book Cart for the 2018-2019 school year.

Reading Department
Colleen Woodworth, Reading Specialist
Eliza Bailey, Reading Specialist
Terri Fredenburg, Reading Teaching Assistant 

Welcome to my website! Please take some time to enjoy all of the fun & exciting literacy games that are available here. They will help you build your reading and writing skills. Parents and teachers will also find tips, information & reproducible items. I hope that you visit often! Parents of students in reading groups: Please text the message @gsreading to 81010 to connect with your child's reading teacher if you haven't already. 



Click below for our list of recommended
iPad Apps for Literacy

Looking for a perfect book for your child's reading level?    
With a few clicks of a mouse, you can search for titles at the appropriate level that your child will find interesting and enjoyable.


  • If you have access to an iOS device such as an iPod, iPad or iPhone check out our iPad Apps for Literacy document! It's a valuable resource for locating literacy games to support your child's reading skills!
  •  Parents, Staff & Friends: The Grimshaw Reading Room is always seeking donations of new or gently used items that would make appropriate prizes for children ages 5-12. Please keep us in mind when you're cleaning out closets :) Past donations have included toys, stuffed animals, games, posters, stationery and picture frames, to name a few. Donations may be dropped off at the front desk or room 116. Please label bags Mrs. Woodworth or Ms. Bailey, Reading Room.      
  • Collections of gently used books (K-6) are always accepted & greatly appreciated. Children borrow books from our room on a daily basis, so if you have some great reads feel free to pass them along :)


Sign Up for Remind Notifications

Kindergarten Parents:
Text the message
@kbookcart to the number 81010
to recieve reading strategies and reminders regarding your child's Book Cart Day for the 2018-2019 School Year.


Click here to find out why reading at home is so important.

Good Reads!
Parents: Click here for sight words that are important for beginning readers to learn

Reading Games for Pre-K through 6th Grade Students

3rd-6th Graders:
Click here for test taking tips

Star Words
(sight words)

  Make a Word
A single vowel can change the word "cat" into a whole new word—"cut!" Make a list of new words by adding and switching vowels in this game.

Word Wizard

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Professor Garfield
 Alphabet Bingo

Spelling City
(Play games & take a test using your own spelling words)

 I Can Read

(Listen and read along, then select the correct word)


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Locating Books

Locating Books at Your Child's Reading Level
AR Book Finder -Find the perfect book for your child!
Reading Practice at Home

For Parents: Information/Resources/Printables

iPad Apps for Literacy
Test Taking Tips for 3rd-6th
3rd-6th Grade Helpful Tips for Short Answer Questions
Sight Words for Beginning Readers
First Grade List 1 (Early) Sight Word List (Printable for use as flashcards/memory game)
First Grade Sight Word List (Mid-End) (Printable for use as flashcards/memory game)
Strategies For Assisting Your Child With Difficult Words
Retelling: Supporting Your Child's Comprehension Development at Home
Printable Reading Strategy Bookmarks
How to Choose a "Just Right" Book
Kindergarten Sight Word List (Printable for use as flashcards or as a memory game)
Second Grade Sight Word List (Printable for use as flashcards/memory game)
Third Grade Sight Word List (Printable for use as flashcards/memory game)
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Jeremy Belfield

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LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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