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Mrs. Lisa Gaither

Dear Students and Families,                                                                     


Welcome to Intensive Reading! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year. 

Areas we will focus on this year include improving reading comprehension, vocabulary, and response to text. These skills are assessed yearly through the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), in the spring. 

I have a Chromebook classroom, so your child will be accessing digital reading materials and working on self-paced reading programs like Moby Max.  All of the online resources we use in the classroom are available for use at home. The more time your child spends working on these programs, the faster he/she will improve the reading skills used in all classes. 

Please log in to FOCUS on a regular basis to check:


*Test Scores (FSA)



Check my teacher webpage for assignments and information about upcoming events and testing dates. I also encourage you to get the Remind app and join your child’s classes.  Using Remind makes communication much easier between you and your child’s teachers.


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at:


(941) 575-5485 (Ext. 274) or


Once again, welcome to Intensive Reading. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!



Mrs. Lisa Gaither