Hannan, Laura

STAR Reading Test Results


We took our second STAR Reading test on Monday, December 11.  Please ask your child to share his or her information that we discussed in class about the score.  Given three times per year, this assessment provides valuable information about what a student understands well and what that student may need to improve in fiction and nonfiction reading. The score is given as a Lexile number. Students should choose independent books considering both their interest areas AND Lexile range. 


A Lexile is a measure about either a student’s reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile. When a Lexile text measure matches a Lexile reader measure, this is called a "targeted" reading experience. The reader will likely encounter some level of difficulty with the text, but not enough to get frustrated. This is the best way to grow as a reader—with text that's not too hard but not too easy. When you receive a Lexile measure, try not to focus on the exact number. Instead, consider your Lexile range which is 100 below to 50 above your actual score.

Welcome to DREAM Team Language Arts!

Please be sure you're reading at least 100 minutes per week outside of class.  We are wrapping up our unit on genre and will have our first Word Cells Summative on October 11.   I will announce (and attach documents and links whenever possible) on the right throughout the school year! 
Mrs. Hannan

Wildcat Voice

Check out our eighth-grade journalism students!  They have been hard at work, researching and writing pieces on topics ranging from the new look for the Cavs this year to thorium nuclear reactors.Check it all out at


Word Cells 1-25 FINAL Summative May 16

Use the link to study for the Word Cells FINAL on May 16.

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Welcome to DREAM Team Language Arts 2017

Students and Parents: please see attached for important information about DREAM Team Language Arts for the 2017-2018 School Year! More +
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