Family Literacy


Welcome

Literacy Makes Students Read it, Write it, Think it!

                                                                                   

Londonderry Middle School strives to ensure that each student is given opportunities in each grade level and  content area to successfully engage in literacy activities which lead them to be successful readers, writers and thinkers.

2018 Summer Reading Program

The Londonderry Middle School is proud to announce our 5th annual Summer Reading Program. This program is designed to get students engaged in novels and other forms of literature and nonfiction. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in academic discussions with their peers about books that were read over the summer. Trends show that student's academic performance dips, some only slightly and others significantly, over the summer months. In a study of middle school students (Heyns), the activity that correlated the most consistently and effectively to sustaining, and even increasing a child's academic performance, was reading.

Please read the two letters below:
Summer reading parent letter grade 6 2018.pdf
Summer reading parent letter grades 7 & 8 2018.pdf
Summer Reading choices 2018.pdf

If the student chooses the Summer Reading Brochure, you may download it here:
Summer Reading Brochure




Literacy is Everywhere

COME INTO LONDONDERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SEE WHAT STUDENTS and STAFF ARE READING, WRITING AND THINKING ABOUT: 
  • ROOT WORDS - this year, the middle school is focusing on monthly root words.  Our goal is to support our students in understanding the meaning of new words based on their root.   
  • READ POSTERS- everyone is reading!  Teachers are photographed reading their favorite book (or what they are presently reading).  These posters are displayed throughout the building.
  • BULLETIN BOARDS- everyone is thinking visually!  
  • STUDENT WORK- is everywhere!  
 
 LMS LITERACY TEAM MEMBERS:

Ann Collacchi, Curriculum Coordinator

Caitlin Bennett, Library Media Specialist

Melissa Cunningham, Reading Teacher 

Nichole Pike, Reading Teacher

Sarah Taylor, Reading Teacher

Rachel Yakey, Reading Teacher

Terri Garafano, Special Education Teacher

Blair Faller, 6th grade Social Studies Teacher

Betsy Domitz, 6th grade Language Arts Teacher

Alicia Marques, 6th grade STEM Teacher 

Bob MacLellan, 8th grade Social Studies Teacher