Laura Patranella

Reading Interventionist


lpatranella@seguin.k12.tx.us

Welcome to Mrs. Patranella's classroom. The 2018-19 school year will be my 5th year with Seguin ISD. I teach both our dyslexia intervention classes and Xtreme Reading. 



Tutorials:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 4:30, by appointment.

Conference: 11:37-12:43

 

Email is the best way to contact me!

 



About Me

Education

In May 2014, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University with a Masters in Elementary Education. My undergraduate degree is in Art History from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. In addition, I hold an associates degree from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. 

Certifications

Early Childhood - 6 Generalist ESL

4-8 Language Arts and Social Studies

Early Childhood- 12 ESL 


Grants

2014 Seguin Education Foundation Department Grant Winner 

2015 Seguin Education Foundation Classroom Grant Winner

"15 for 15" September 11th Education Foundation Winner 

2016 Seguin Education Foundation Campus Grant Winner

2017 Seguin Education Foundation Classroom Grant Winner

4 Fully Funded DonorsChoose.org Projects and counting!

 

Daily Schedule

 

1st Period: 8:10- 9:05: Dyslexia 

 

2nd Period: 9:09- 10:04: Xtreme Reading

 

3rd Period: 10:08- 11:03: Dyslexia

 

4th Period: 11:37- 12:43: Conference

 

5th Period: 12:47-1:42: Dyslexia

 

6th Period: 1:46- 2:41: Xtreme Reading

 

7th Period: 2:45- 3:40: Xtreme Reading

 

Seguin ISD Instructional Calendar



"The mission of the Xtreme Reading program is to empower adolescent learners to reach their goals and to teach them the strategies, habits of learning, and knowledge required to thrive in the 21st century." (University of Kansas) 


On a daily basis our Xtreme Readers will:

  • Build their vocabulary and word knowledge
  • Increase their reading comprehension skills with all genres of literature
  • Use correct grammar and mechanics to communicate their ideas and opinions.
  • Participate in the study of a high interest novel
  • Receive social and emotional support through structured conversations and activities

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Our dyslexia curriculum follows a multi-sensory approach to address the unique needs of our students with dyslexia. 

On a daily basis our dyslexia intervention students will:

  • Participate in word study activities
  • Build their vocabulary and word decoding skills
  • Apply their word level knowledge to engaging novels
  • Use correct grammar and mechanics to communicate their ideas and opinions.
  • Receive social and emotional support through structured conversations and activities

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Understood.org: Comprehensive website for parents of students with attention and learning disorders. 



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Wonderopolis: "A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways."

 

 

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International Dyslexia Association: Great resource with helpful graphics and in-depth articles.