If my website has helped you, please help ME help this little girl.  In return, I would be very happy to answer any of your literacy questions.  Thank you!

REMEMBER:  "Do good, and good will come to you." 

The following website users have generously contributed.  PLEASE let me know if you contribute so I can THANK YOU and include you on this list.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

1.  Lauren DeVasto 7/27/17  Lauren writes:  

Dear Mrs. Araujo, Thank you all of the valuable information on your site!  I am taking the SEI MTEL next week and have found your site to be a wonderful resource for studying. You are a true educator. I hope your kindness is returned to you ten fold. God bless you!

Lauren DeVasto
2.  Janette Marsala  8/8/17  Janette writes:

Thanks Judy for your web site – I find it very informative and useful in communicating to parents.

I would like to donate. . . .

3.  Austin Levinson 8/24/17  Austin writes:

Hi Judy,
Your web page is very helpful. I am a second grade teacher in Bogota, Colombia.
I was wondering if you have some short texts for running records by reading level. We use TC for reading workshop, but the passages are long for a quick beginning of year check.
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I LOVE the idea to help Agnes.
4.  Rui Fan 9/8/17 writes:
Thank you so much for sharing all those useful resources. Thank you for organizing this donate. You make a difference!  (Thank you for your donation and kind words!  It is DEEPLY appreciated!)
5.  Kelly Burns 10/2/17 writes:


I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful ideas on your web page, so I made a donation to the go fund me account for the Serrano family.  Thank you again!

Kelly Burns

Sandalwood Elementary School

Essex, Maryland

I average over 6,000 views per day!  If 4,700 website visitors could kindly donate $10 the goal will be reached!



Children learn to read by reading!  

Reading is a skill that needs to be practiced!  

Professional athletes and musicians practice their skills DAILY ~ MORE than you can imagine!   

Everyone has heard the proverb "practice makes perfect."  In learning to read it is true that reading practice – just reading – is a powerful contributor to the development of accurate, fluent, high-comprehension reading (Allington, 2009).



Even if your child is in 3rd, 4th, or even 5th grade you can still read at home with him/her! Alternate reading pages or paragraphs aloud to each other.  Borrow books from the library on tape or CD and have your child follow along, too.  View the books on DVD if available, and compare/contrast to the text!


Parents, research shows that struggling readers read even less than their grade level peers because they are always asked to read aloud, causing them to continue to fall even further behind.  Please give your child some "read-to-self" time at his/her just right level.

WHAT IS A PROFICIENT READER?  According to the University of New England, "proficient readers know what and when they are comprehending and when they are not comprehending; they can identify their purposes for reading and identify the demands placed on them by a particular text.  They can identify when and why the meaning of the text is unclear to them, and can use a variety of strategies to solve comprehension problems or deepen their understanding of a text" (Duffy et al. 1987; Paris, Cross, and Lipson, 1984).  Good readers are metacognitive; they think about their thinking!  Click here:

Proficient Readers



Henry Brooks Adams stated,



"Teachers can affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." 

 I always hope that I make a positive and lasting impression on all of my students and future generations!

I appreciate any and all feedback!  If you see any errors, or have any comments or suggestions, PLEASE email me!  I will be sure to get back to you!  I am proud to say I have heard from parents and teachers from all over the world!  Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, France, Canada, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Italy to name a few of the countries, and 43 of the 50 states to date!


I am happy to share my pages, but please cite me as you would expect your students to cite their sources. Copyscape alerts me to duplicate content.  Please respect my work.


Araujo, Judith E., M.Ed., CAGS. Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. N.p., 03 May 2012. Web. <http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com/>.


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