Ms. Giles


I am the reading specialist at BCI. This will be my ninth year teaching in Stewartville. My goal is to teach students to become lifelong learners who are:

  • responsible
  • creative
  • confident readers
  • independent thinkers

When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, photography and spending time with my family. Over the summer I had the opportunity to travel to visit many of our National Parks.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at vanessa.giles@ssdtigers.org or 533-1422. The best time to reach me is before 8:10 am or after 3:10 pm.


Teacher Schedule

WIN times by grade level:

3rd grade WIN 11:00-11:30

4th grade WIN 1:00-1:30

5th grade WIN 12:30-1:00

WIN is a multi-tiered system of reading support, which assesses a student’s reading level and provides interventions and support in an attempt to bring that student closer to reading at grade-level. This tier 2 intervention is scheduled for 30 minutes daily, and the students will not miss any core instruction. This reading intervention and support will happen in small groups.

For students who need additional support on reading skills according to standardized assessments, will receive Tier 3 interventions. Tier 3 interventions will take place 3 to 5 times a week for approximately 15 minutes. This is in addition to Tier 2 during WIN time.

Classroom Expectations

1. Work Hard

  • Participate in activities
  • Ask questions
  • Follow directions
  • try, try, try

2. Be Kind

  • Be respectful to yourself and others
  • Be positive

Progress Monitoring

Students are progress monitored weekly or biweekly. Graphs will be sent home at the end of each quarter. If you have any questions about your students progress please contact me.


Helpful Links/Resources

Bookwizard Find a good book to read

Sports Illustrated for Kids Read about sports

National Geographic Kids Read about animals

Wonderopolis Read about questions kids have

Time for Kids Read about current events

DOGONews Read about current events

Electronic Library for Minnesota Research data bases for elementary students

Storyline Online Listen to a picture book

ReadingQuestions.pdf
ParentReadingTips.pdf