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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Scanlon
4th and 5th Grade Language Arts
6th Grade Math - Nelson Ridge

Hello and welcome to my webpage!  I am in my 18th year teaching special education students and my 16th year in NLSD. My goal is to make my classroom a place where students feel  comfortable in their education, and their environment. Each year working with my students rewards me everyday.


Please contact me through my school email, tscanlon@nlsd122.org if you have questions or concerns or you can call me at 815-462-2870.


 A few IPAD apps to help with fluency are:

One Minute Reader (Free in iTunes Store - Available on iPad only)

Develops fluency through engaging content

  • Models fluency
  • Offers repeated reading
  • Enhances vocabulary through multiple activities
  • Promotes comprehension
  • Provides feedback
  • Levels through 5th grade

K12 Timed Reading Practice ($1.99 in iTunes Store - Available on iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad)

Develops fluency 

  • 250 short, engaging stories for reading levels up to 4.7
  • Passages are fiction and non-fiction
  • Track stories read, words per minute, and percent above and below average reading rates
  • View recommendations for moving up or down in reading levels