Allison Cipolla

Hi! My name is Ms. Allison Cipolla. I am the 3rd Enrichment Teacher. This is my fourth year at Las Americas ASPIRA Academy teaching 3rd grade. Before coming to ASPIRA, I taught 6th grade English Language Arts at another charter school. I graduated from The University of Delaware with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12). I earned my Masters degree in Reading and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) degree from Wilmington University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside, cooking with my family and friends, and traveling around the world! I am excited for another great school year! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [email protected] or (302) 292-1291 ext. 331.

¡Hola! Mi nombre es la Srta. Allison Cipolla. Soy maestra de enriquecimiento académico en tercer grado. Este es mi cuarto año en Las Américas ASPIRA Academy. Antes de venir a ASPIRA, enseñé artes del lenguaje en inglés a sexto grado en otra escuela. Me gradué de la Universidad de Delaware con una licenciatura en Educación Primaria (K-6) y Educación Especial (K-12). Obtuve mi maestría en lectura y enseñanza de inglés como segundo idioma (TESOL) de la Universidad de Wilmington. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto pasar tiempo al aire libre, cocinar con mi familia y amigos, ¡y viajar por el mundo! ¡Estoy emocionada por otro gran año escolar! Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese conmigo en [email protected] o (302) 292-1291 ext. 331.


Resources for students with IEPs

** Some websites and activities can be used for multiple topics**



Reading & Listening Comprehension

Strategies to Support Your Child When Reading

  • Activate Background Knowledge- before reading a new story or text discuss with your child what they already know on the topic and share any information you might have.
  • Discuss Confusing Words and Ideas- after reading a portion of text, ask your child if there were any confusing words, phrases, or ideas. Clarify any confusion or look up the information (a dictionary or the Internet are great places to start)
  • Encourage Re-reading- many times students may not understand what they read the first time, therefore, re-reading a confusing portion of a text may clear up any questions.
  • Complete Summaries- after reading a text or a portion of a text, have your child write a quick summary (short paragraph detailing the main points of what was read) or have them explain to you verbally what they just read about.



Reading Fluency

Strategies to Practice Reading Fluency

  • Choral Reading- choral reading is when a fluent reader (many times an adult or older sibling) reads the text at the same time with the student. The pace should be natural (not too fast and not too slow), there should be pauses for punctuation, and the readers should express emotion (ex: when the sentence ends in a question mark the readers voice should go up).
  • Echo Reading- an adult (needs to be a fluent reader) reads a shorter portion of text and the student re-reads the same portion of text. Hearing the fluent reader provides a model of proper pacing and expression for the student to follow.
  • Rate Mover- a passage should be picked that is on the student’s instructional level (GRL). First, the student reads the passage for one minute and marks the place they stopped when the timer goes off. Then, the student does this a few more times and tracks the amount of words they read. After practice, the amount of words should increase.

Fluency Passages- The following website has links to many passages that can be used for fluency, comprehension, decoding, and spelling practice.



Math Computation

  • Zearn- This website focuses on 3rd grade curriculum but includes multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction computation practice in each lesson. The student’s login and password information was sent via Remind.
  • Third Grade Math- Spiral Review- The following pages can be printed; the worksheets are a spiral review of 3rd grade and 2nd grade math skills.
  • Computation Games- Multiplication Game, Another Multiplication Game, Addition Game,
  • Xtra Math- This multiplication practice can be done once daily. Student login and password information was sent via Remind



Math Problem Solving

  • Zearn -This website focus on 3rd grade curriculum but includes word problems using all four operations with great visuals and explanations. The students login and password information was sent via Remind.
  • Find ‘Word Problems’ and choose an activity from there. Students can complete up to 10 problems for free per day. Students should be working on word problems on the 2nd or 3rd grade level.


Other Education Websites (login and password information was sent via Remind)


If you would like more information regarding your child’s IEP goals or have questions about any of the links above - please reach out to me via REMIND or the email listed below. Please let me know if there is any way I can support your child’s learning.


Allison Cipolla

[email protected]