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    Let me introduce myself!  My name is Mrs. Bianca Bates.  If your child did not see me last year, many of you may remember me as the elementary reading teacher, Miss Holcomb.  This is my fourth year teaching 7-12 reading.


    This year we will focus on strengthening your child's literacy skills while we work to build appropriate reading strategies that will make reading easier and more enjoyable.  We will be working on a wide variety of reading skills throughout the school year.  Some of these are linking prior knowledge to what we are reading, setting a purpose for reading, fluency and comprehension.  To strengthen these skills, we will be using many reading materials in class, including fiction and nonfiction novels and magazines.  Being around any type of print is so important and any encouragement to read at home would be beneficial as well.


    If at any time you would like to contact me, you may call the Cambridge Central School office at 677-8527.  My extension is #1511.  You can also email me at  I will contact you back as soon as I can. 

    I am very excited to get to know some of my students and parents, and get reacquainted with others. Thank you for your help and support for a successful school year ahead for your child.