Marti Lushin
Reading Room

Book Cart

Every morning before announcements, students may purchase a book off the Bookcart for $.50 or trade a book from home.  Books are leveled and most books are good for Accelerated Reader points! 

To make the bookcart successful, we are always in need of gently used children’s books of all levels.  These books can be books that your child has outgrown or has already read.

Thanks in advance for putting books into the hands of our kids!



Source: National Institute for Literacy's A Child Becomes a  Reader ( 

Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards for English/ Language Arts are literacy standards for grades K-12 which have been adopted by a majority of states.  The standards are designed to ensure that students leave high school with the literacy skills needed to be college and career ready.  Within the English/Language Arts standards at the elementary level, there are six strands: