An Independent Reading Program
For students in
Grades 4 – 6
Phase I : May – June, 2013 (Grades 3 – 6)
Book Clubs during Intervention – 3 days a week (Grades 3 – 6)
Phase II: Summer, 2013 (Grades 4 – 6)
Summer booklist will be distributed on June 18th & 19th
Incentives given in September for students reading at least 3 books!
Books can be borrowed from: Roland Rogers (Mon—Thurs, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.),
Galloway Public Library or purchased at: Books-A -Million Bookstore in Mays Landing
Phase III: September, 2013 – June 2014 (Grades 4 – 6)
◊ Ten month booklist for student to read on their own or during intervention on Fridays
◊ Books on iPads & Kindles!
◊ T-shirt emblem contest!
◊ Administrative incentives!
◊ Teacher incentives!
◊ Community incentives!
◊ End-of-year celebration!
Phase IV: May – June 2014 (Grades 4 – 6)
Creating book advertisements using iPads!
Creating book projects for the Spring Expo!
Parent Form Commitment Form
Photos by Ms. Valerie Polsinelli
Roland Rogers Elementary School’s
Independent Reading Program
This program will require students to read independently at school and at home. We need you to work with us to encourage your child(ren) to read short stories or novels on their own. Please click here for details!
Improving reading skills will make a huge difference in your child’s overall education!
In honor of our country’s youngest heroes, Terry Dougherty and her organization provide free tutoring to military kids, ensuring that they don’t fall behind in school when their family moves.
On behalf of the administration, faculty, staff and students of Roland Rogers, we would like to thank our country’s veterans, and men and women currently serving in the armed forces for their dedication and honor to our country!
Kindergarten – Private First Class John McHale US Army
1st Grade- Lieutenant j.g. Jose Diaz, US Navy
2nd Grade- Master Chief Sgt. McCarty, US Marines (Retired)
3rd Grade- Chief Dougherty, US Coast Guard (Retired)
4th-6th Grade- Master Sgt. Green, US Army 78th Fort Dix
“Make a Difference Day”
Walk for the AC Rescue Mission – was held on Friday, October 25th
Roland Rogers Students Helping Neighbors at Home
We raised $2388.22! Thanks for all the donations. This will go a long way in helping those who need food, shelter and vital care.
This was the winning photo on Lite Rock 96.9′s Back to School Picture Contest.
Schools throughout South Jersey submitted back-to-school photos for the chance to win a special Lite Rock Back-to-School Pep Rally for their school.
Our local Fire Departments paid a visit to Roland Rogers. Firefighters gave demonstrations and showed off their trucks at our bus loop. Firefighters showed off the different facets of their fire trucks and answered students’ questions. Some students even got to go inside a one of the fire trucks.
Many thanks to the members of the our local Fire Department for taking time out of their busy day to visit our school.
As the holiday season approaches, the staff and students at Roland Rogers are preparing to help families in need of assistance. The Student Council is requesting your help. The following is a list of items needed broken down by grade level:
Stove Top Stuffing
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Green beans
Plastic Bottles of Apple Juice
Roland Rogers English Language Learners Program
Mr. José Diaz - Mrs. Debbie Randsdorp
Our ELL (English Language Learners) program is a daily developmental language program of up to two periods of instruction based on the needs of ELLs ranging from various levels of English proficiency. Instruction is provided to develop proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. Students are exited upon meeting state established cut-off scores on language proficiency tests. The main goals are to prepare students to function successfully in mainstreamed classes and to provide enough English to enable students to function in their new community.
Your ELLs may interact well with classmates but be floundering academically. This is due to acculturation and assimilation into their new learning community. Therefore, it is important for the teacher to provide a welcoming and embracing learning environment. Our program addresses more than just speaking. There are many times that students are at or near native speaking fluency but are very low in listening comprehension, reading or writing. That’s where our ELL program helps them to succeed.
When a new student enrolls in the district, the parents are given a Home Language Survey to fill out if they list another language on the registration card. This is a pre-screening device. From the information on this form we can tell whether students needs to take the test for entry into our ELL Program. Students can also be referred by their classroom teacher if they believe the student would benefit from an ELL program.
Here’s my Video on Getting Started with ELLs:
Conversational Fluency – High Frequency Words/Confidence in the Language
Picked up in the playground, tv, movies, etc. in the 1st to 2nd Year.
Discrete Language Skills – Ability to decode words/ Grammatical Knowledge from instruction and engaging in language.
Academic Language Proficiency - Ability to understand and produce increasingly complex oral and written language. Students need 5 years of exposure to Academic English to catch up to Native Speaker norms.
For more information visit : www.HelloTeachers.com for more information about helping English Language Learners acquire and learn the English language and excel in the mainstream classroom
Goals of ELL
Goal 1: To use English to communicate in social settings.
-Student will use English to participate in social interaction.
-Students will interact in, through, and with spoken and written English for personal expression and enjoyment.
-Students will use learning strategies to extend their communicative competence.
Goal 2: To use English to achieve academically in all content areas.
-Students will use English to interact in the classroom.
-Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form.
-Students will use appropriate learning strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge.
Goal 3: To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.
-Students will choose a language variety, register, and genre according to audience, purpose, and setting.
-Students will use non-verbal communication appropriate to audience, purpose, and setting.
-Students will use appropriate learning strategies to extend their sociolinguistic and sociocultural competence.
On Thursday, June 13th, Ms. Martin’s class had a build a cupcake party to celebrate a great year of reading with my Community Reading Buddies. They came all year and worked with students in the class on reading comprehension and fluency. They are from the Four Seasons Community in Galloway Twp.