Mrs.  Cheryl  Fields
2nd Grade Reading Room/Interventionist
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Welcome 

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Reading is one of the most important things a child learns in school.  Without the ability to read a child is limited in what he or she can learn and accomplish in school and later in life.  Think about the things you read everyday: road signs, business names, menus, maps, directions, instruction booklets, advertisements, websites, e-mail, notes, letters, newspapers, books, and many more.  Life would be difficult without this most basic skill.  I am passionate about helping all students become successful readers.  That is why I teach reading!

Welcome to the Reading Room!

The Reading Room is a unique learning environment. In the second grade Reading Room each second grade class comes for 30 minutes per day. Students are assessed and grouped for instruction at their level. There are four groups that meet in a small group at one of four tables. Each table is lead by a teacher or teacher assistant. The tables are Leveled Book Reading, Writing, Word Work and Reading Comprehension. Students rotate to a new table each day. This allows students to receive instruction and practice at their own level. That is what we do Monday through Thursday.

Fridays are special! Friday is the day that I read aloud to the whole class. I have the opportunity to share some of my most favorite books. I also want students to love reading. By exposing them to books, stories and literature I hope that each student will find the book or topic that will grab hold of them and spark a desire to read.  

 

A Little Bit About Me

Reading is my  passion and has been throughout my life. My fondest memory from my school days was of my 5th grade teacher that read aloud to us daily after lunch. He introduced me to wonderful characters from Dr. Doolittle that I remember to this day. Another favorite was The Lions Paw, a story of two children that run away from an orphanage and their adventures in the Florida keys and coast. (I grew up in south Florida where this story took place.) This was when I learned to love reading!

I have lived in Miami, Florida and Portland, Oregon. From there we moved to central Florida and finally to home--Tennessee. 

My husband and I have two daughters, two sons-in-law and six "grands" (grandchildren). It is my delight that they all love books and reading.

 

Experience 

Griffith Elementary, Dunlap, TN 2001,  1st grade

Rhea Central Elementary, Dayton, TN 2001-2008,  2nd grade Reading Intervention, 2nd grade Classroom, Reading Recovery Teacher

Spring City Elementary, Spring City, TN 2008-Present,  Reading Recovery Teacher & Teacher Leader, Reading Specialist/Interventionist

 

Education

Associate of Arts, 1995 Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg, Florida

Bachelors of Science, 2000 Tennessee Tech University, Cookville, Tennessee

Masters of Science, 2003 Tennessee Tech University, Coolville, Tennessee

Reading Recover Teacher Training, 2005 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training, 2007 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

 

How can I help my child be a successful reader and writer?

• 8 Ways Parents Can Promote Reading at Home, By Marilyn Lopes
  
http://www.newsforparents.org/expert_promote_reading_at_home.html


• Helping Your Child Read at Home, By Ann C. LaBoon    http://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/hesteachers/laboonac/web%20pages/tips_for_parents_in_helping_your.htm