Mrs. Carreiro

Welcome! My name is Mrs. Carreiro and I am a Reading Specialist. This year, I work with grades Kindergarten through Grade 4 students.
Fun fact: Did you know that statistics show that reading to children increases activation in certain brain regions.
 The more active the brain, the more words get stored!
Please encourage and engage in nightly reading with your child
. Enjoy your time together, share a good book, and fall in love with reading! 

Attention K-3 Parents:
Starfall is a wonderful website to practice phonics and reading. 
Please click on the link and check it out!

Attention Grade 4 Parents:

Check out abcya for fun phonics games.

Look for these titles at your local library:
Fall Books for Children--Best Picture Books About Fall (Autumn)

Second Grade Summer Reading List with Printable Book List

Reading at Home – Jessica Kreutzer – Robert Fulton Elementary School

Good to know: 
This year, Chariho adopted a reading program called Into Reading. It is a comprehensive reading and writing program that is being implemented K-4 at Richmond Elementary School. It is a very rigorous and comprehensive program that I know will benefit our students tremendously! Please let me know if you have any questions. 

The Importance of Nightly Reading at Home – RSU 18 Messenger

Parts of a Story Video


Looking for a book?
Here is a book list by reading level

Beginning/Middle Second Grade/Levels J and K
Boy and Bot
by Ame Dyckman
Owl at Home
by Arnold Lobel
Mouse Soup
by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge Series by Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear
by Elise Minarik
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
by Mo Willems
Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page
by Cynthia Rylant (Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2015) and other Mr. Putter and Tabby books in the series

Black Cat (poetry) by Christopher Meyers
The Littles, Littles First Reader Series
by John Peterson Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London and other Froggy books in the series
Fox and His Friends
by James Marshall
Frog and Toad Series
by Arnold Lobel
Diary of a Worm
by Doreen Cronin
Who Sank the Boat?
By Pamela Allen
Black Lagoon
series by Mike Thaler
More Parts
by Tedd Arnold
Nate the Great
Series by Sharmat M. Weinman

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Medal, 2015)
Arthur’s Loose Tooth
by Lillian Hoban
Don’t Let Pigeon Stay Up Late
by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
by Dori Hillestad Butler (Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2018) The Lion and the Mouse by Bernadette Watts
Bad Kitty series
by Nick Bruel

Bat Loves the Night
by Nicola Davies
Around the Pond
by Lindsey Barrett George
This is Soccer
by Margaret Blackstone
Splish! Splash! Animal Baths
by April Pulley Sayre Always Inventing: A True Story of Thomas Alva Sayre by Frank Murphy
One World, One Day
by Barbara Kerley
Fighting Fires
by Seymour Simon

Middle/End Second Grade Levels L/M

by Kelly DiPucchio
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst

Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester
Tops and Bottoms
by Janet Stevens
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod
by Robert Blake
Amelia Bedelia series
by Peggy Parish
Miss Nelson series
by Harry Allard
Horrible Harry series
by Suzie Kline
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
by Lucy Nolan Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett
Freckle Juice
by Judy Blume
Second Grade Ape
by Daniel Drinkwater
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
by Judy Blume
The Lost Locket (Nancy Drew Notebook series)
by Carolyn Keene
The Lighthouse Family: The Storm
by Cynthia Rylant
Ivy and Bean Series
by Annie Barrows
Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return
by Mary Amato
The Lucky Baseball Bat (and other sports novels)
by Matt Christopher
The Good, The Bad, and The Slimy
(Rotten School Series) by R.L. Stine
Stink and the Midnight Zombie series
by Megan McDonald Judy Moody Saves the World series by Megan McDonald Junie B. Jones First Grader series by Barbara Park
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig series by Kate DiCamillo The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (John Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor Book)

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsey Mattick (Randolph Caldecott Award)
A Different Pond
by Bao Phi (Caldecott Honor Book, 2018) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor

NBA Action From A-Z
by Brendan Hanrahan
What Happened to the Dinosaurs?
By Franklyn M. Branley Pierre the Penguin: A True Story by Jean Marzollo
Actual Size
by Steve Jenkins
Hungry Hungry Sharks
by Joanna Cole
Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog
by Eva Moore
Chibi: A True Story From Japan
by Barbara Brenner
The Boat Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta
Picture Book of.... Biographies Series
by David Adler Robots (National Geographic Kids Series) by Melissa Stewart
(National Geographic Kids Series) by Elizabeth Carney

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Mrs. Carreiro 
Reading Specialist
Richmond Elementary School