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Welcome, I am glad that you stopped by! My name is Mrs. Brinkley and I am a middle school reading specialist. I am also one of the Read 180 teachers along with Mrs. Cashman at Maple Avenue Middle School. I created this webpage to share information with you. Please feel free to use anything that you like. 

Read 180 grades consist of Connect and Responds, React and Writes, Narrative, Argument, Informative, and Literary Analysis Writings, Workshop Wrap-ups, Independent Reading work and quizzes, along with Individualized Software scores. All independent work is at the students' instructional levels. While whole group and small group work is at grade level with individualized assistance, modeling, and scaffolding.

Outline of a Year in Read 180

6th grade

Workshop 1- The New Americans

Workshop 2- When Disaster Strikes

Workshop 3- Identity Crisis

Workshop 4- Stolen Childhoods

Workshop 5- Under Pressure

7th grade

Workshop 6- Poe: The Master of Horror

Workshop 7- Alien Invaders

Workshop 8- Turning Points

Workshop 9- The Streets of Harlem

8th grade

Workshop 1- Eyes on the Graduation Prize

Workshop 2- Tsunami- Disaster of the Century

Workshop 3- Long Journey to Justice

Workshop 4- Crime Lab Science

Workshop 5- Wired for Trouble


Reading Supports

Reading and Comprehension Practice

Use student log in provided in class.

Books Just for Me!

Read an interesting article!

Use student log in provided in class.


Writing Supports

Character Traits  - These are helpful when developing a character in your writing

Transition Words- These are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea.