Cesar E. Chavez Title I Reading (Grades 1-4)

Mrs. Linda Yarrobino-LaPorta

Phone: (914) 376-8969


Degrees and Certifications:

Iona College Bachelor Of Science, Magna Cum Laude Lehman College Master of Science in Education in Reading NYS Permanent Teacher Certification: Elementary Teacher Pre-K-6 Reading Teacher Pre-K-12

Mrs. Linda Yarrobino-LaPorta


Welcome to my page! 

 Dear Students and Families,

 I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.  I will be available for any questions and/or assistance Monday-Friday from 10am-1:30pm.  Please feel free to e-mail me at lyarrobino-laporta@yonkerspublicschools.org.   Hope to see you all soon.  Stay well and remember to please read each night!  

***The Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library is hosting a virtual Author Visit with Julia Alvarez for the Yonkers Public Schools Community. Ms. Alvarez is a renowned author of children’s, young adult, and adult literature. The event will take place Wednesday, June 10 12–1 pm at ypl.org/alvarez   Ms. Alvarez will answer questions at the end of her talk. Submit your questions to Gina Bell at gbell@yonkerspublicschools.org for a chance to have them answered live! Additional information about Ms. Alvarez can be found at teachingbooks.com (located on the Clever site) and at the author’s website below: https://www.juliaalvarez.com/about. The program will include an address by Dr. Quezada, a talk by the author about her work and life, and a question and answer session. ***

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Title I  Reading Distance Learning recipients!!!!!  Keep up the good work! The list of names can be found under the Awards Tab.

***Please see the Memorial Day Tab for some optional projects and activities you can work on this week for Memorial Day.   Be sure to e-mail me photos of your completed projects and activities!   Have fun, and wishing you all a safe and healthy upcoming Memorial Day weekend!***

***The Digital Library is now open, click on the GREAT Sites to Listen to Stories/Digital Library and GREAT Online Books Read by Famous People Tabs to find books on your reading level.   There is an entire selection of online books that you may listen to or read on your own!***

***Check out my Photos Tab to see how I have been spending some of my time during the quarantine.   I am doing things that I love, I hope you are too!   Feel free to send me an e-mail with an attached  photo or illustration.   An included written description would be fanatstic as well!   I hope you are getting plenty of fresh air and exercise.***

 **Please check the Assignments tab for Reading Passages and Questions to be completed on https://www.readworks.org by each of my Title I Reading groups.  They are composed of both Literary and Non-fiction texts with corresponding Multiple Choice type questions as well as some Short Response questions.  There is an audio component I made available for each passage to assist any students who may need it and to also help improve overall fluency.**

**Also, under the Assignments tab, for Grades 3 and 4 only, are the directions and link for Reading Constellations, this is a free reading program. It can be accessed through Clever (Rally Education). When you log-in it will be through the Rally app. The program is adaptive and will give each student a diagnostic assessment as soon as they register.  The program then places them in their grade level work.  **

Please be aware that you can also go into Rally through the link provided below.  You do not have to use Clever.



Please check out my Books tab, I created intercative audio recordings on the Record it! App, as well as suggested activities students can work on at home for the following books:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Grades 2-4)
Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret & H.A. Rey's (Grades 1&2)
I hope students enjoy listening to these stories and hearing a familiar voice :)
***To all my Cesar Chavez Parents:
Please check out my Just for Parents Tab (English & Spanish), there is a wealth of information on how to help your child at home.   Also, click on the Finding "Just the Right Books" for your Child Tab to help you select the appropriate book with your child.***   Hope this is helpful, be well and stay safe.

"There is more treasure in books than in all the Pirate's loot on Treasure Island"- Walt Disney