Tag: reading

State awards grant for materials at H-F High library

Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School has been awarded a $4,999 state grant for the purchase of books at a variety of Lexile levels to support differentiated instruction. Lexile is a scientific approach to measuring both reading ability and the text demands of reading material. H-F librarians Jane Harper and Alicia Rodriguez, assisted by[Read More…]

Improved reading, comprehension are winning strategies at H-F

Reading is an essential part of life.  That’s why Homewood-Flossmoor High School has begun using Lexile, a new tool measuring the independent reading skills of all students. A Lexile assessment was given to every student in September. It provides teachers information on how students read and comprehend; how they process the[Read More…]

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Grant helps Hart School teacher enhance reading materials

James Hart School teacher Jennifer Wolf is going to be redesigning her sixth grade classroom reading library using a grant from the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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