Tami Nichols

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Tami Nichols

 

Hi, my name is Tami Nichols. I teach Read 180. This is a class that is designed to help students improve their reading level. The class involves students working in a whole group, a small group, working on the computer, and reading books in the Reading Zone.  This year, the school district has purchased the newest version called Read 180 Universal.  It is full of many new and excited changes designed to help students improve in their reading.

A big focus of Read 180 is finding out each student's reading level and matching them with books at that level for them to be successful as well as find joy in reading. A website that I recommend is www.lexile.com. This is a great website that explains lexiles, which is the measurement Read 180 uses to show student's reading level as well as to match students with a book at their reading level. Please contact me if you need any help with this.

Another great site to check out is the Read 180 Family Portal. This site tells everything you need to know about Read 180. I recommend watching the three minute video on the portal's home page as well as the video on the Special Education link about a college student reflecting on his experience with Read 180 when he was younger and what it did for him. This allows you to see what the class is and what it can do for your child. You will also find links to various sites that give tips on how to help your child with reading.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact me. I would love to talk with you about this terrific program!

Tami Nichols
nicholst@usd230.org
913-592-7191