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Ms. Upton- Reading Intervention

Welcome to Ms. Upton's RTI2 Reading Intervention Classroom
I am a reading interventionist at Smyrna Middle School. After graduating from MTSU, I was excited to become part of the SMS family. This is my 17th year at Smyrna Middle School. For the first several years I taught English Language Arts, but my passion was helping struggling students. I was excited to transition to reading intervention 6 years ago. I love spending my day with students who are working hard to advance their reading.
My goal in Reading Intervention is to help students who need extra reading instruction meet their goal of reading well on grade level. My students work on reading skills, not standards. Students work on their areas of weakness, so not every student is working on the same skills. To see what reading milestones look like for your student, please click here: Middle School Reading Milestones.
Class Schedule
Second Period 8th Grade Reading Intervention
Third Period 6th Grade RTI Reading Intervention
Third Period 6th Grade Lunch A Reading Intervention
Fourth Period 6th Grade Lunch B Reading Intervention
Fourth Period  7th Grade Lunch A Reading Intervention
Fifth Period 7th Grade Lunch B Reading Intervention
Sixth Period 8th Grade Lunch B Reading Intervention
Seventh Period 7th Grade Reading Intervention
Classroom Rules
1. Be respectful. 
2. Don't waste time. 
3. Be nice. 

Recent Posts

New Lessons

One hour classes started a new set of lessons today. The topic: The Hispanic World. Today we read about soccer in Brazil and worked on summarizing a text using main idea and key details. 

Summer is Here!

I hope you all have a wonderful summer! I look forward to seeing my 6th and 7th graders back at SMS next year. If you are an 8th grader, I wish you good luck and much happiness in high school. 

Spring Pictures!

Spring pictures will be taken on February 6. Only students who wish to purchase a picture package need to have their pictures taken:) 

Coffee with the Counselors

The Coffee with Counselor Event is this Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the library. Hope to see you there! 

CFA Week

Don't forget that CFA's are coming up next week. Make sure you are prepared with a full night's sleep and a healthy breakfast. 

Book Tests

Now that internet has returned, students can resume taking book tests. Students, please remember that you can test on books you read outside of school as well as those you read in my class. Every 10 points earns you a new book!

New Lexiles

Students, please remember that you have new Lexile scores based on your latest Reading Inventory test. Make sure those are written in your agenda, please. 

Welcome Back to Smyrna Middle School!

Welcome back to school. I hope you had a great break and are ready to get back to working hard on your reading.