At Roxhill, we strive to instill in our students with a
love of reading. This is our fourth year of employing the Reader's
Workshop model. In Reader's Workshop, Readers learn to ask questions to
clarify understanding, make connections between the texts and their
prior knowledge, and how to bring it all together as they summarize. The
program utilizes mini-lessons, independent reading time, and peer and
teacher conferencing as it gives students the tools they need to be
successful, lifelong readers.
Interested in helping your student become a better reader, but not sure
where to start? Your student's teacher is always happy to sit down with
you and discuss your students needs. Here are a few tools that you may
find useful as well:
Important Things to Consider About Reading
Has your child ever asked you "why?" when it comes time to
read? Here's a list of what is so important about reading. Please share
with your child!
What's Important About Reading!
¡Lo que es importante acerca de la Lectura!
The Best Children's Books
This website was created by teachers to help parents find excellent
books for their students on specific topics. You can look for new books
in Language Arts, Math, Science, History and much more!
Books Listed by Reading Level
You can find out your student's reading level by contacting your student's teacher.
Reading Level A -G
Reading Level H - J
Reading Level K - L
Reading Level M - P
Reading Level Q - R
Reading Level S - V
Reading Level W - Z
Reading a series is engaging and a great way to help students move up to
the next level of reading. Not sure what an appropriate series would be
for your student? Click here for
a list of series arranged by Reading/Grade Level. Please talk to your
student's teacher for their current level. Happy reading!
Writer's Workshop allows students to explore and build
upon each new skill in the Writing Process as they learn, while writing
about topics that interest them. Each new skill is introduced through a
mini-lesson and teacher modeling. Students are then released to practice
independently. Much like Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop is
designed to build skills that successful, independent, lifelong learners
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Seattle Public Schools has adopted the Everyday Math
curriculum. This curriculum employs a spiral method for teaching Math.
This method teaches skills and strategies for new Math concepts while
revisiting previous lessons. For more information, please click here.
For some ideas on how to help your student become a better Mathematician, click here.
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Our students explore the world around them using the
FOSS kits. These kits foster student-led inquiry in the classroom. More
information, and enrichment activities with each unit, can be found here.
SYSO (Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras) and Roxhill have partnered
together to create the string instrument musicians of the future!
Coaches from the Seattle Youth Symphony come to Roxhill for small-group
instrumental instruction, as well as run a before-school session for
students. This exclusive program, ONLY at West Seattle elementary
schools, provides three times the amount of instrumental music lessons
than our students would normally receive.
Watch this video, featuring our former music instructor Mr. Rossi, SYSO in the Schools
, for more information.
is a Federal program that promotes school readiness for children ages 3 to 5 by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start works to support healthy families that are actively involved and engaged. Children and families receive services and education in the areas of health/nutrition, family support, social emotional development and parenting.
To learn more about our programs or to enroll your child, please contact us at 206-252-0972.