Ms. Barnes's Wilson Class

Teacher

 

About Ms. Barnes

Reading Specialist/Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner

I would like to take a moment and introduce myself.  My name is Susan Barnes and I am the Wilson Reading Specialist here at John T. Reid Middle School.


I earned my Masters Degree from Simmons College in Language & Literacy, with a Minor in Reading Disabilities.  I am a licensed Reading Specialist and am a Level 1 Certified Dyslexia Interventionist through Wilson Language Reading.  Previously, I was a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Morningside Community School for 10 years. This past summer I attended a training at the Wilson Headquarters in Oxford, MA specifically designed to address the needs of the middle school student.  I am currently working toward my Level 2 Certification through Wilson to become a Dyslexia Therapist.


Wilson is an intensive Tier 3 program designed to help students in Grades 2 - 12 with word-level deficits who require multisensory language instruction.  During the Wilson lessons, students will work on reading, spelling, vocabulary, word study, reading/listening comprehension, and writing. Students will grow to become stronger readers and gain skills that will allow them to better access all of their academic classes now and in the future.


The Wilson Language Program has just recently been revised and I am very excited at the changes they have made.  I am looking forward to working with your child and the growth we will see this year.

 

Overview of Courses

Wilson Intensive & Wilson Just Words

 

Wilson Language (Intensive)

Wilson is an intensive Tier 3 program designed to help students in Grades 2 - 12 with word-level deficits who require multisensory language instruction.  During the Wilson lessons, students will work on reading, spelling, vocabulary, word study, reading/listening comprehension, and writing. Students will grow to become stronger readers and gain skills that will allow them to better access all of their academic classes now and in the future.

Wilson Just Words

Wilson 'Just Words' is a Tier 2 program designed for students in Grades 4-12 with gaps in their understanding of the rules of the English Language.  The Just Words program focuses on increasing the student's vocabulary through units on Greek & Latin Roots words and advanced syllable work.

Reading for Pleasure!

September 12, 2018

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Link to Homework Page

September 12, 2018

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Leveled Book List

September 13, 2018

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Get in Touch

John T. Reid Middle School
950 North Street
Pittsfield, MA  01201

413-448-9620

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