Let's Go on a Reading Treasure Hunt in
Mrs. Kroes' 8th grade Resource Reading Class
Designed and Created by Melanie Kroes

My name is Melanie Kroes and I am in my third semester with Valdosta State University working on my Masters of Special Education in General Education. I am presently teaching at Mill Creek Middle School located in beautiful Woodstock, Georgia . Woodstock, Georgia is located about 35 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. It is a small little town with plenty of wonderful historic buildings dating back to the late 1800's. Our school is named for a creek that runs through the town. We are moving into a wonderful new building next year to house all our Mill Creek Wildcats!!

I am one of the few Georgia natives that has lived here all my life. I grew up about 8 miles from where I live right now and still see many of my few classmates that I had throughout elementary school and high school. I also received my undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. I have been married for 23 years and have 2 boys. Some of my favorite things to do are gardening, sailing and working on various projects around the house. A very good location to get information on how to complete projects around the house is on the DIY Network.

My 8th grade classroom is a resource reading classroom. We will read various types of genres throughout the year and conduct at least 2 novel studies. We are presently using a program called Read 180. This program is a wonderful intervention program designed to help readers of all ages, on all different reading levels. The program is designed to work on the specific needs of each student throughout the school year. I encourage you to go to the website and read about the program and its benefits for each and every student.

Classroom News and Important Dates!

Information will be added for the 2009-2010 school year.

Information Table
Georgia On My Line

8th Grade Student Reading Resource Links

Read Write Think
Read Write Think
Interactive Tools
Games and Book Lists
Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets
Books and Authors
RAMP to Reading
RAMP Reading
Reading Resources

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