Mrs. Talerico's Class



    Giuliana-2018         My Kids-Giuliana and Colston          Colston

    COVID 19 Remote Learning

    Hello Families and Students,

            We are now entering Phase II of the Continuity of Education.  As per Mr. Brennan's announcement, this phase is MANDATORY, with NEW material being taught and GRADED.  Therefore, it is essential that your child participates in instruction and completing assignments. 

         Assignments will now be posted in Google Classroom.  I will post the classroom code on here and on Remind Tuesday for you to gain access to my Google Classroom.  Did you know there is a Google Classroom app available through the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for other devices? It makes navigating the virtual classrooms easier and faster! Download the FREE app from the App Store or Google Play from the link below.


    The following is hopefully the schedule we will follow (Note on days of Zoom, they will not have any independent work to do for reading):

         Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday April 23rd-Zoom meeting to read and discuss the shared read, Food Fight, for Unit 3-week 5 in Wonders.  If your child prefers not to participate in Zoom, they can access the story on ConnectEd.

         Friday April 24th-Independent Work-Students will complete the grammar and spelling section in Google Classroom.  Must be submitted for credit.

         Monday April 27th-Tuesday April 28th-Zoom Meeting to read, discuss, and model reading strategies and skills using the anchor text-A New Kind of Corn.  Again, if your child prefers not to participate in the Zoom meeting, they will be responsible to read the anchor text on their own on ConnectEd.

          Wednesday April 29th-Independent Work-Reread A New Kind of Corn and complete RWC pages and complete Vocabulary section of Google Classroom.  Must be submitted for credit.

         Thursday April 30th-Zoom Meeting-Review skills, strategies, vocbaulary, and grammar.

         Friday-May 1st-Independent Work-Students will take grammar, vocabulary, and warm reda quiz on Google Classroom.  They may use the book to assist with the answers.

             The following are reading passages for you to continue to work on if you choose not to participate on the Zoom meetings or just want extra practice.  Additional Remote Learning Passages.  If you do not have a printer, you can use  This app allows you to write directly into PDF documents or google docs from a google drive/google classroom.   The answers for each passage are included.  I will not be going over these, as I want to continue to utilize our Zoom meetings, for reading and discussing of Hatchet.  Please check the "Classroom News" page for Zoom links and directions for Hatchet.  

             As you are doing them, please remember the format we have been implementing in the classroom--read each passage 3 times.  The first time is to get a general gist of what the passage is about.  The second time is to get a deeper understanding of what the passage is saying by asking questions, making inferences, evaluating, connecting, summarizing, and monitoring/clarifying.  The third time is when you go back to find the answers for the questions.  Our main goal is for you to continue reading while applying reading strategies and skills we have already learned. 

             In addition, please, Please, PLEASE continue to read nightly and take the AR tests.  During the summer, students usually regress in their reading ability due to not reading and we truly do not want to see this happen during this time, so read, read, read!  If you are running out of books at home, you can access tunble book library at Tumble Books or simply type tumble books.   The username is riversideelem and password is ebooks.   Another resource is Sebco books.  The username is keepreading and the password is sebco with ID number 1.  In addition to reading and completing work from your other teachers, get up, get out in your yards and play and be kids!

         In addition to the passages I will be uploading, please remember you can utilize ConnectEd.  Every student has a username and password.  I have assigned leveled readers, practice games, and practice with data reporting for each student.  This is a great resource to use as it directly covers the material they have already learned. Here is some ionformation on how to access those resources.  ConnectEd Resource Guide

         Two other reading resources you can access online are Readworks and Newslea.  These two sites offer nonfiction passages and multiple choice and open ended questions related to the passages.  You do have to sign up, but it is free.  What is great about these sites, are they offer articles on a variety of different reading interests (sports, animals, arts, science, etc).

         If your child receives Title I services you can also check out Mrs. Brennan's teacher webpage for information on how to access her Google Classroom.

          Office Hours: If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me 3 different ways at any time:


        2. Remind-

               Blue- enter the number 81010 and text @elablue20

              Red-enter the number 81010 and text @elared20

            White-enter the number 81010 and text @elawhite2

        3. Phone- Contact me through Remind or email and I will provide you with my phone number