Teacher - Mrs. Beckford

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Grades 4-6

This class is instructed using Voices Reading, a comprehensive literacy and character development program. This program uses multicultural books that integrates character development into a comprehensive literacy program. The multicultural books provide a variety of genres, including poetry, informational texts, short stories, novels and more. Character development vocabulary words is provided for each book.  Use of the words in conversations help students deepen their understanding of the words and integrate them into their oral vocabulary. Students are motivated to respond and express their points of view through writing.

These are some of the books 4th grade explored:


Mrs. Katz and Tush                    She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!: Kathryn Lasky, David Catrow ...

These are some of the books 5th grade explored:
Me Llamo Gabriela/my Name Is Gabriela: La Vida de Gabriela Mistral ...        Advanced Search | General Search



Start by marking “Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story ...        

These are some books 6th grade explored:

Hanging Basketball LED would be great for a sports room, boys room, or ...                   


This class also provides community outreach educational programs for grades 4-6.  The South Suburban Family Shelter offers school based violence prevention programs. Family Violence Prevention is presented to our 4th and 5th grade students.  Family and Teen Dating Violence Prevention is presented to our 6th grade students.  

The YWCA South Suburban Center offers educational programs that educates our student on Internet Safety and Violence Awareness and Prevention. The Internet Safety workshop empowers students to be safer online.  The Violence Awareness and Prevention workshops educate our students on issues regarding child sexual abuse and teen rape and dating violence.

All school based workshops are age appropriate classroom presentations that are designed to encourage ours students to feel confident and safe.