CONTACT INFORMATION:

The best way to contact me is by email at:

watkinsj@issaquah.wednet.edu 

OR by calling me at 425 837-6991. I'm not available by phone during class, but will check messages each day after school.

Weekly Agenda and Upcoming Events
  • Dec.2nd: This Week in READ 180

    This week we will be wrapping up Trimester One by taking Lexile and end-of-workshop assessments.  Students will also finish independent reading requirements this week. 
    • 4 Dec 2019
  • Nov. 25th: This Week in READ 180

    During this short week we will be finishing up work in the current workshop in the Real Book text.  Students will be completing the independent reading (IR) goal of reading at least three eReads and scoring  80% accuracy or higher on the co...
    • 25 Nov 2019
  • November 18th: This Week in Read 180

    In regard to vocabulary development, students will use context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word. Students will record data related to their progress on the student application, and use that data to update their reading goals.
    • 21 Nov 2019
  • November 11th: This Week in Read 180

    Based on their readings in the Real Book text,  students will explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals,  events, ideas, or concepts in a historical text based on specific information in the text.  In r...
    • 21 Nov 2019
  • Oct. 21st: This week in READ 180

    Based on their nonfiction readings in the Real Book textbook,  students will explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals,  events, ideas, or concepts in a historical text based on specific information in the te...
    • 25 Oct 2019
  • Oct. 7th: This Week in READ 180

       Reading for deeper meaning is the focus as we are well into our ReaLBook workshops.  We will practice finding the key idea of a selection and using inference to answer comprehension questions.  Mid-week we will set specifi...
    • 9 Oct 2019
  • Sept. 30th: This Week in READ 180

    Students are getting into the new workshops (units) in the Real Book, and learning the content vocabulary for each.  Students will learn and practice strategies for close reading of a nonfiction text in order to find specific details to support ...
    • 2 Oct 2019
  • Sept. 16th: This Week in READ 180

    We will begin the following classroom rotations this week:  whole group instruction, student application instruction (software), and independent reading (IR).  We have spent time learning the routines and expectations.  Each student ha...
    • 20 Sep 2019
  • WELCOME TO READ 180

    READ 180 offers students a worthwhile opportunity to become better readers. I'm excited about the school year and about getting to know each of you. We will be exploring the world together through books, short stories, and articles.Reading improvemen...
    • 20 Sep 2019