Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org (copy and paste email address) with your comments, questions, and suggestions. I will post some of them here! Thank you!
You are incredible. Your work was informative and extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing your work. You had help me tremendously. Kim
My child’s school is failing him and I need to support him to develop reading skills. I was so overwhelmed comparing different websites for scholarly research, activities, materials etc. and somehow stumbled on this site. Everything is here, and the whole site is so positive. You are inspiring me to be a better mother. Thank you so much!
A COMMENT FROM SINGAPORE!
I am a trained teacher from Singapore with 25 years of teaching experience. I am very happy that I came across your website. It is full of resources and useful information for teachers as well as parents. It is indeed a one-stop website for teachers teaching English Language. I must consider myself very lucky to have come across your wonderful and informational website.
I have been thinking of compiling information related to reading comprehension in bite size for teachers’ quick reference. While sourcing for information on reading comprehension, I came across your website with full of information.
I am definitely going to spend some time looking through the information that you have on your website. Looks like lots of information would be relevant to teachers in primary schools.
Once again, thank you very much for sharing all these knowledge.
I can’t possibly thank you enough for the help and support your website provided as I studied for the SEI MTEL test. Your organization, tips, strategies, templates and methods were invaluable, as well as the definitions you provided to clarify some confusing language.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Very helpful in studying for the SEI MTEL exam! Thanks. (Newton, MA)
Thank you for your excellent compilation of mentor texts. I can’t wait to share some of the books with my Grade 4 class! ~ AUSTRALIA!
Thank you for creating and sharing your invaluable site! I am delighted to have come across your site of detailed literacy information and links to even more sites.
I’m studying for the reading specialist mtel and stumbled on your site. Love it – so much useful information! I bookmarked it for the future – thank you!
What an incredible resource! Thank you so much for sharing!
I wanted to commend you on your great site! I’m not sure how I lucked upon it, but am very impressed.
Thank you so much for all your great information and resources. As a first year teacher it can be overwhelming to try to help so many students who are not proficient and who seem to be all over the map in ability! Your site is an awesome resource.
I am currently taking RETELL and came across your site. It is now bookmarked at home and at work so that it is available to me everywhere. It has been extremely helpful in organizing what I am learning in class. Thank you so much. I will spread the word. Diane Shanks-Correia Grade 6 Butler Elementary School, Avon, MA
Greetings! I’m writing to let you know I am using some of your webpages to work designing mine for parents. I am indeed putting your name and your citations at the top of each page.
Thank you for this work! It’s great when someone else has done part of the work.
Thank you for the work you do!
I am an SLP, ELL teacher, SPED teacher and now am teaching an SEI course at the college level. So you can imagine I spend a lot of time researching information on the Internet. You are so generous to share this information in the public domain. Your website is by far the most helpful and informative I have come across. Thank you very much.
Thank you for your helpful site. I am trying to help my grandchildren through some reading and spelling problems, and your site is very helpful. Thank you for the time, energy, and money that you have put into making this material available.
Nice website, Mrs. Araujo. You’ve worked very hard on this.
On 10/1/2016 I received a lovely email from the Woburn, MA Public Schools asking me to do a parent presentation. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME!
Mrs. Judi: I did not want to leave your site without saying thank you. My son is autistic and struggles with reading. The IEP process is always such a mystery in terms of explaining in detail what the process of reading entails—you site has answered all of our questions.
I will go through it in more detail but will be more comfortable now speaking the language needed to zero in on the helps he needs.
God bless you tenfold for your work here.
This is Deepthi. I am teaching Grade 5 Language Arts in Internation School Groups, Saudi Arabia. We have started with Lucy Calkins writing workshop and planning to go for reading workshop also. While searching for resources on reading workshop, I accidently came across your site. I was really happy and don;t know how much relieved I was seeing your site. It’ just a pole star.. . . . . .
Dear Ms. Araujo,
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I’m enjoying your website. I’ve been teaching for over 20 years in the regular elementary classroom, but last year moved to a reading specialist position for our elementary school. After all the years I’ve spent in the classroom, I feel a bit like a beginning teacher again in this new position. Your web site has been a tremendous help and I can’t imagine how many hours you’ve spent compiling information to share for the greater good of all students. So thank you for your generosity and for your AWESOME web site!!
Hope your summer is wonderful!
I emailed you a few months ago about a lesson that I was doing for a practicum for one of my classes, and your site helped me with lesson objectives. You were so incredibly helpful and I’m so grateful for that. I wanted to share some exciting news! I was offered a first grade classroom! . . . . .Cris
Hi Mrs Araujo,
I write you from Nigeria. I am so happy to have stumbled onto your
site named after you and the marvellous material on reading that you
have put there. Thanks a million for the good work and please dont
relent. Keep it on keeping on.
The material on your website and some of your on-line papers have
helped me greatly (Working on reading subject matter currently).
Much grateful for the material.
Mohammed Awal M.
The Documart Institute,
Minna, Niger State,
Thank you for the wealth of information on your site.
As a reading teacher, I find it very helpful to have resources like you available.
Again, I so appreciate the time and effort you have put into this.
I teach high school. I create web quests to interest my lower level reading classes. The basics are missing in their education, so I do go back and revisit early learning.
Just as quick note to tell you how impressed I am with your resources on line
In the field of ESL and ELL. I have worked in this discipline for 25 years and
I am passionate about those who create materials that are understandable
and doable on an everyday basis.
MAT, MBA, CAGS
Good morning Judith,
I am Hilde Nambala. I leave in Africa, NAMIBIA (country), WINDHOEK (city)
I would love to open a reading academy here in in Namibia.
i was wondering if you can assist me with the structuring of the academy. (March 11, 2016)
Hello Mrs. Araujo,
Congratulations, your hard work and motivation is definitely reflecting in the students improvements and achievements.
This whole country clearly needs more teachers and role models just like you.
I am writing to you to ask, were you a first grade teacher some years ago at what used to be the Fitch School elementary by any chance?
I attended Ezra C. Fitch elementary and my first year in Waltham Public Schools was actually first grade. I do have some very fond memories of my classroom and teacher who was like no other teacher I ever had.I truly hope to hear back from you, even if I am mistaken.Take care,Debra Morales (I was Debra’s 1st grade teacher at the Ezra Fitch School many years ago. What a nice email to receive! )
Good morning. My name is Jeff Gamel and I teach 3rd grade in St Augustine, Fl. In our cohort training your website was shown as a resource for teaching reading. I wanted to say your website is wonderful and a great help in my teaching.Thanks,Jeff Gamel Mill Creek Elementary
I just had to write and tell you how impressed I am with your website! I have been in education for 40 years and an National Education consultant for 25 of those years. I have found your website to be one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly resources I have ever used!
Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you have put into giving quality resources to teachers and children!
Judy, Your website is an incredible resource and I thank you for your generosity. Your school and teachers are lucky to have you. Who says mentors have to be people you actually know!Lee Morales-Keck
Key Elementary, Arlington VA
Dear Ms. Araujo,I found your website while exploring the internet for new strategies to use in my class. I am so impressed by your webpages! The amount of information I’d obtained, and the depth of knowledge I’ve procured while exploring your site is priceless. Thank you so much for sharing. Your devoted (now fan),Suzanah Lee
Judy, I was researching language strategies and found your web site….NICE JOB!!!!! I hope you and your family are well Merry Christmas! Stephen Duffy Assistant Principal Henry Whittemore School 781-314-5781
Stafford County, VA public schools uses my site as part of new teacher training.
Dear Mrs. Araujo: We are in the process of creating e-curriculum documents for use in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. I am requesting your permission to include the following material:your list of character traits, access at http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com/character-traits/. This information would be used in an elementary school setting.A more formal request for copyright permission, as well as details about the e-curriculum teachers will be using as the framework for kindergarten and first grade instruction, is attached. The attachment is an interactive PDF that should make it quick and easy to respond.Thank you. Laury
Hello, I LOVE your page! It has been very helpful. I wanted to ask what reading program/curriculum do you use? ~ Becky H. from Oklahoma
Thank you, Whittemore School in Waltham, for advertising me on your school’s Facebook page!
I appreciate your kind words. When I looked at your website my first thought was – I would love to sit with you over a cup of coffee and talk about teaching reading! I just started my 30th year of teaching but was a music teacher for the first 20. I went back to school as a “senior” student to earn my literacy degree. Though I’m respected as a reading specialist, I have so much more to learn! Your knowledge base impresses me!
Ray Rossiter, New York
Thank you so very much for sharing your excellent resource on running records and expected grade standards for reading. You have pulled together all the information that I already know (plus lots more) and packaged it into an easy to understand format. Once I found your website I stopped looking! Reading is reading no matter which country you do it in. . . . . (Lynne Ochert, AUSTRALIA)
Good Morning Judy,
My name is Gloria and I am teaching at an American school in South Korea. . . . (Gloria is using my site at a workshop in South Korea!)
I just wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom. I am just beginning to read through your website and I am finding great resources. You are amazing!!!
Have a fabulous week.
Kim Coronado ~ Reading Specialist, Math Intervention ~ Eastgate Elementary
Hello! I am working on correlating WCPM with an AR level for first graders since our district no longer assesses our students with STAR Reading in first grade. I’m trying to use our DIBELS PM information to determine a level without having to do an IRI on each student. I’m using your webpage as a resource.
First Grade Teacher
Mt. Carmel Elementary
Here are just a few sites who are using my information and/or referring their traffic to me! Thank you! (I did not include the Pinterest pins.)
Troy, TX Elementary School ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
1st Grade Reading Expectations ~ The Jack Daley Elementary School in Thatcher, AZ made a pdf of my work! ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Jennifer Sheaffer of CT ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Theresa Goodwin, Justin, TX ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Rios ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
The Learning Center ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Ronaldo McKenna ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mr. Janes Liked My Open Ended Questions! ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Nicol from NJ ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Algonquin Regional High School showed the staff my RETELL page at their RETELL course!
Christina Davis, North Carolina ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Romanowski of Texas ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Watts ~ Greenville, SC ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Dysart Elementary ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Kindergarten News Letter ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Thatcher, Arizona ~ don’t forget to cite me on the pdfs you are distributing
Mrs. LeFante ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
This person put me on his/her Live ELL Binder ~ Many people use my RETELL page to study for the MTEL.
Mrs. Garvey in New Jersey recommends my Book List! ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Seeley from Ohio ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
This Missouri School uses my Daily 5 Link! ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Power Reading in 108 ~ Thanks for copying! Don’t forget to cite me!
Masters in ESL ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Sevierville Primary School in TN ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Powder’s Reading Class, NY ~ Mrs. Powder’s has used my site on her webpage. Thank you!
Ms. Bridgman from New York ~ Ms. Bridgman has used my site on her webpage. Thank you!
Mrs. Phillip’s Reading Club of TN ~ Mrs. Phillip’s has a reading club based on my pages. Thanks!
Sara Heywood, Ranchester, Wyoming ~ Sara has borrowed many of my pages for her site, and even received a teacher award for “her” website. Thank you for trusting in my work!
Kathyrn Williams Blog from Virginia ~ Katherine blogs about my site; all of her blogs are taken from my pages! Thank you!
Mrs. Law’s Reading Place ~ Thank you for blogging about my site but don’t forget to cite me!
Arlene Whiteman ~ New York ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Wheelock Reading Room Blog ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Mrs. Martin ~ copied my Spelling Rules ~ Thank you!
Ms. Hedrick from Charlotte, North Carolina ~ Thank you for using my material on your site!
Sara Hope from Coppell, Texas ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Jennifer Peacock, Fort Worth, Texas ~ Don’t forget to cite me!
Brigid Ciccarone, Piscataway, New Jersey ~ Thank you for using my material on your site!
Woodcreek Elementary ~ Thank you for using my material on your site! Don’t forget to cite me!
Mr. Raynor’s Class ~ Thank you for using my material on your site! Don’t forget to cite me!
http://wme.johnston.k12.nc.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3029957&pageId=14756023 ~ Thank you, Gina Barbour!
Barbara Purcell, Rochelle Park, New Jersey ~ Thank you for using my material on your site! Don’t forget to cite me!
The PIC, or Parent Information Center in the Waltham, MA Public Schools advertises my site to parents.
Ms. Robin Fopiano, Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach at the Stanley School in Waltham, has sent my site out to the Stanley staff.
Diane Cinar, a retired Waltham Public Schools teacher, uses recommends my site to her students when she teaches RETELL.
Dr. Nadene Stein, Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services in the Waltham Public Schools, shared my Live Binders on my site on her newsletter. (February 2016)
Recent Emails From. . . . (I wished I saved them all; I had emails from around the world!):
Abdulla Alkaabi ~ Kingdom of Bahrain
Anabela Barros ~ Director of Nacel International in London
Paresh Patel ~ Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
Anne Marie De Barros Miller, Ed. D.~ Boston, MA
Andrew Robinson ~ father
Asian Social Projects Services, Inc. ~ Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Stacey Jarosinski, Wisconsin
Lisa A. from Oxnard, CA
Benjamin Slinkard, Nashville, TN
Sheila Lima, Miami, FL
Stephanie L. Teryazos, Weston, MA
Bobbie Jo Bowland ~ Sacramento, CA
Melissa Turner ~ South Carolina
Kristin Matherly, Riverbend Academy, Ormond Beach, Florida
Jennifer Schwenk, Holyoke, MA
Debbie Wilson, Indiana
Amanda McArdle, Okaloosa, Florida
Boomirajan, Chennai, India
Samuel Flecha, Lee, Florida
Sarah Milewski, 5th grade teacher tutoring a 2nd grader
Sandy Danziger, New Jersey
Jeff Gamel, St Augustine, Florida
Benjamin Gresser ~ Newton, MA
Peggy Freidel, Principal of Mount Vernon School in South Dakota
Cathy and Macey Jones, mother and daughter
Dean Feinburg, grade 1 teacher
Bobette Geiger, Kansas
Christine Carlin, Student, West Chester University
Ashley Castle, parent
Tammy Williams, teacher
Michael Lausd, Gr. 3 teacher
Karen Anderson, Atlanta, Georgia
Lisa Rodriguez, teacher
Ava Eid, parent
Lydia Pulka, Lackawanna, NY
Alison Boyer, teacher
Kathleen Moeller, teacher
Judi Fitts, Watertown, MA
Nicole Eidson, Arlington, MA
Ann Datz-Northness, Ridgeland, South Carolina
Matt Anderson, Newton, MA
Stacy Gauthier, studying for MTEL
Mark Middaugh, teacher and student
Kelly El-Yacoubi, Virginia
Janice Gibson, Colorado
Amy Sanford, grade 2 teacher
Monica Ruffin, Tennessee
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