Phone: 856-227-8110 Ext. 3736
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education K-6 (University of Maryland) MS Reading/Reading Specialist Certification (St. Joseph's University)
Hello, my name is Mrs. Valerie Brown. I am the BSI LAL teacher at Wedgwood school.
My BSI Literacy classes (grades 2-5) provide students with the opportunity to spend extra time learning pertinent reading and writing skills which help to support and enhance classroom achievement. Throughout the year, my BSI students glean comprehension and decoding skills, build vocabulary and increase writing aptitude from a wide variety of text. Students become engaged and motivated as they learn from authentic texts of varying genres.
The Book-It Program
BSI Literacy students have the unique opportunity to take part in the Book-It program, an at-home reading incentive program sponsored by, Pizza Hut. The program runs from October - March.
When students complete a montlhly reading goal, they earn a free Pizza Hut personal pizza certificate. The students who reach their reading goals for all six months will be invited to a pizza party here at Wedgwood to celebrate their admirable success!
Read Across America Day:
On March 2nd, Wedgwood School celebrates Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday! "Read Across Wedgwood" is a designated 20 minutes of silent reading in the hallway! Students and teachers alike enjoy this quiet time to read together! There are other special activities throughout the week to celebrate the joy of books and reading! Many parents enjoy the opportunity to come to their child's classroom as a guest reader. Dr. Seuss would be proud!
Websites for BSI Students (Grades 1-3):
www.spellingcity.com - Support for Fundations
www.razkids.com - Support for reading skills
*Password/Username information for both sites provided on parent letter sent home with your child.