Welcome to the Canyon View Read Strong Program!

Welcome to the Canyon View Read Strong/Title 1 Website:

Canyon View Elementary School                                                 9/21/17


Dear Parents or Guardians of CV Read Strong Students,

You are invited to sign up for Oct. 2017 Read Strong Parent/Teacher Conferences with Mrs. Grandi.

DATES:  October 4, October 6, October 9, October 10, October 11,

 October 18 and October 20.


PLACE:  Canyon View Read Strong - Room D5, next to the 3rd Grade Pod. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: By the end of the day, 2 days before the conference

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:


At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
enter the code:  3DY1147473


If you do not have internet access, please contact me via phone at 520-209-7700 (ext. 7720).

I sincerely hope you will be able to attend.


Thanks for all you do to support your child’s reading skills!

Mrs. Felicia Grandi

Canyon View Read Strong-Title 1 Teacher


Mrs. Felicia Grandi
CV Read Strong Teacher
Canyon View Reading Specialist
Phone: (520) 209-7700

My name is Felicia Grandi.  I am the reading specialist at Canyon View Elementary School. I teach reading, as part of the Read Strong - Title I Reading Program, which is a targeted intervention program for students who meet specific criteria.  An emphasis is put on early intervention, Kindergarten through Third Grade. 

I look forward to sharing my love of reading with your children. My role is to help students learn to use a variety of reading skills and strategies in order to make reading a positive and rewarding experience.

 Poster Designed by CFHS Student- Graphic Artist, Michael Grandi

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS):

Reading Assessment and School-Wide Screening Tool

All elementary schools in the Catalina Foothills School District participate in a school-wide reading assessment called DIBELS.  DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills.  DIBELS tests four skills that are necessary for learning to read.  Children who learn these skills become good readers.  The skills are:


·  Phonemic Awareness:  Hearing and using sounds in spoken words

·  Phonics:  Knowing the sounds of the letters and sounding out written words

·  Accurate and Fluent Reading:  Reading stories and other materials, quickly and correctly


These short, one-minute fluency measures are used to monitor the development of basic early reading skills.  Each test focuses on a different skill and takes about one minute to do.  A child’s score indicates whether he or she is likely to be “on track” for learning to read, or whether that child may need some additional support in learning important reading skills.  Your child’s teacher will use the information to better help your child.  For example, the DIBELS test may tell us that we need to spend more time teaching your child to “sound out” unknown words.

Why do we give the DIBELS?


DIBELS measures are used to identify and monitor children who may need extra support to become good readers. DIBELS also may be used to make decisions about how well our school’s overall reading program is working for all children.  DIBELS will not be used to grade your child on his or her report card.


We are working hard to make sure that every child is on target for success.  Thank you for your family's effort to support your child's reading.



                                                                                Mrs. Grandi, Age 8.