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  • General

     Welcome to

    Mrs. Croyle's

    Title I Reading Class!  


         Hi, I'm Mrs. Croyle!  I have been a reading specialist at Solanco since 1992.  I was here for the grand opening of our new building.  Before that, I was a first grade teacher in Richmond, VA and Binghamton, NY.  I've been teaching since 1984.  You can do the math.  I was born and raised in southern Lancaster County and am happy to have returned to Solanco as a proud educator.

         As the Title I Reading Teacher for 4th and 5th Grade students at Clermont, I make sure that all students, especially kids struggling with reading, get the support they need for successful reading in their classrooms. 

    • Topic 1

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              Every 4th and 5th grade child is required to practice their reading at least 100 minutes each week.  They should have several books in their bookpack each night for reading practice.  Reading Practice should be recorded on the monthly reading calendar and totaled each week.

        A NOW book - a chapter book they are reading right now

        A NEXT book - a chapter book they can't wait to read next

        A QUICK & EASY READ - magazine or picture book when time is short


      • Topic 2


               There are no report cards issued for Title I students, however, a progress report will be sent home each marking period regarding your child's progress in the small group intervention. I communicate closely with the classroom teachers and  am always open and available for conferences, phone calls or notes.  Please let me know if you would like to discuss your child's work. 

        Email Address:

        School Phone Number:  548-2742

        • Topic 3

          5th Grade is doing KIDBIZ3000!

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               If you would like to check out the KIDBIZ site, feel free!  Students may log on at home and do extra assigments.

        • Topic 4

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               During the small group pull-out times, the students are working on Reading Comprehension strategies.  These strategies are excellent ways for students to improve reading comprehension as well as fluency and accuracy.  The four components are Prediction, Clarification, Questioning and Summarization.



          • Topic 5



                  The PSSA WRITING ASSESSMENT is scheduled to be taken by the 5th graders in February.  They are learning about Narrative, Informational and Persuasive types of text in writing class.  The students are practicing their craft in a five-paragraph essay form that is required for testing.  We are confident that they will do very well!


                 The PSSA READING ASSESSMENT is scheduled to be given in March or April.  The students are learning to read critically in both informational and narrative passages.  The students are learning about literacy devices that authors use to enhance their stories.  These include alliteration, personification, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, and idioms.  There are both multiple choice and written components of this assessment.  Both the 4th and 5th grade students will be given this test.  We continually practice the written response portion of this assessment as we strive to achieve at higher levels each year.

            • Topic 6




                   Each year on March 2, or as close to it, Clermont celebrates Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday with special events, extra reading time and "Seussy" activities.  

            • Topic 7