The Staff of the Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative would like to say Thank you, to all the teachers, librarians, and nonprofits that participated in our warehouse book donation program on June 30th and August 4th. We donated over 4,589 books to 70, schools and nonprofits. Maribel Lopez, Inventory Manager
2021-2022 Book Donations
Notice: The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative will not be accepting unsolicited book donation request for the 2021-2022 grant making year. Our book donations will be restricted to local organizations in the greater Boston area that will be selected by our Program Director.
Mrs. Judy Araujo, M.Ed., CAGS
Mrs. Judy Araujo, M.Ed., CAGS
A few weeks ago I came across Judy Araujo’s comprehensive reading website for parents and teachers that I would like to share the Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative’s audience. If you do decide to visit Mrs. Araujo’s website, please give yourself plenty of time to peruse the site, because it is very intense and there is a lot of great literacy resources, downloadable worksheets and information to learn about.
Mrs. Judy Araujo- is a Reading Specialist, she teaches in the greater Boston area for the City of Waltham in Massachusetts.
Here are a few professional endeavors of Mrs. Araujo’s 1) She plans and provides 1:1 or small group reading instruction to students who are below the reading benchmark in grades 1-5 2) Administers formal standardized 1:1 testing to determine potential reading disabilities. 3) Write formal reports based on the standardized testing to present at IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings. 3) At IEP meetings, help determine eligibility for special education. 4) Meets weekly with the Teacher Support Team to discuss various students with reading concerns and suggest strategies. 5) She has created and maintained a comprehensive reading website for parents and teachers. 6) Provides informal testing per teacher requests. 7) Administers MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) to those needing 1:1 or small groups. 8) Finally, Ms. Araujo provides assistance to teachers in reading/language arts. (Taken from LinkedIn)
Thank you, Mrs. Araujo for a great learning resource.
Please share your thoughts with us Judy Araujo’s website: http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com
Roads to Reading Program Director
Shanahan on Literacy by Dr. Timothy Shanahan
We have enjoyed reading Dr. Shanahan’s Blog for a number of years. I want to share his latest blog post with you all: Disciplinary Literacy: The Basics.
Boston Remainder and Overstock Show
On August 20th & 21st, Kathryn (Executive Director of the Roads to Reading Initiative) and Maribel (Inventory Manager) attended the Boston Remainder and Overstock Show at the Cyclorama in Boston. At the GABBS (Great America Bargain Book Show) book dealers come from all over the US and Canada to sell books and gift items to bookstores and gift shops. Here are a few pictures that Maribel took.
Reading Proficiency and Home Support for Literacy
How Kids Learn How to Read Blog
Check this out, the Screen Actors Guild has a wonderful website called, the Sag Foundation. Actors and Actresses read popular children’s books along with wonderful animation. You can enjoy a great story and your favorite actor or actress. Here is the link, http://www.sagfoundation.org/childrens-literacy