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Reading Resources


Mc Graw Hill

Students (K-5) can login and access their McGraw Hill Wonders textbooks and online resources. This is for students that have a Username and Password assigned by their teacher.


The Lexile Framework: Finding the right book for your reading level:


Storyline Online: Popular books read by Celebrities


The Chicago Public Library


Reading Committee

May 2017

This year our students had an opportunity to participate in several reading programs including Fall Into Reading, Pizza Hut’s Book it and Great America’s Read to Succeed. Thank you to all who participated and helped to make all of these reading programs a huge success.

Students who participated in the Great America Read to Succeed program will receive their Great America ticket by May 17th!

The last meeting for the 7th and 8th grade book clubs will be May 17th.

The school year may be coming to an end, but reading definitely is not!!

Reading does not stop just because the school year does! Please sign your children up at the Chicago Public Library for their Summer Reading Program. Each year, the public library offers an amazing program that rewards children with books and prizes, just for reading. This year’s theme is “Become a Superhero This Summer: Stop the Evil Dr. Brain Drain!” So hurry to the public library to sign up and start reading!!

If you are looking for books for your child to read this summer, please click on the attachment to find grade appropriate books.




Go Math! Login (K-5)

Students (K-5) can login and access their Go Math! textbook and online resources.  This is for students that have a Username and Password assigned by their teacher.

The following links are for the GO MATH! student editions grades K-5.  A username and password is not needed to view the textbook.  This is NOT interactive.

Go Math! Kindergarten Student Edition

Go Math! 1st Grade Student Edition

Go Math! 2nd Grade Student Edition

Go Math! 3rd Grade Student Edition

Go Math! 4th Grade Student Edition

Go Math! 5th Grade Student Edition

Go Math! 6th Grade Student Edition
Student must have Username and Password provided by teacher to Log In

Kahn Academy
Kahn Academy is a great resource for any subject.  Simply type the skill you would like to know more about and start learning.  You can watch short videos explaining and/or modeling a skill and complete practice problems.  You do not need to sign in.  Just use the search bar to find what you are looking for.  

Math Interventions

This website is for 1st through 5th grade students.  It will help you if you are having trouble in math.  Find the specific skill you need extra help with and click “GO”.  





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Information for New Families 2017-2018

School begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. It will be a full day so please bring your supplies and lunch if you prefer that to a school lunch.  All students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch at school. Each family will be asked to complete a Family Income form which is used for accounting purposes by the Board of Education and the state.

School Hours and entry doors  

All students enter through Door #3
Morning Class:      8:30a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Afternoon Class:   11:55 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Hours: 8:30 – 3:15
Students line up near the playground Door #4

Grades 1-8

Students may enter through Door # 3 or Door #7
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 8:40 a.m.
Hours: 8:30 - 3:30


Students wishing to eat breakfast should arrive at 8:30a.m. All other students should be in the building before 8:40 a.m. 
A free breakfast is available each day to all interested students.

School dismissal locations Door#
Preschool/Kindergarten South door of East building – 52nd and Lotus 3
Grades 1 & 2 Northwest doors on Linder near auditorium 9
Grade 3 Northwest doors on Linder near auditorium 10
Grade 4 Center door of East building near playground 5
Grade 5 & 6 West door of East building near playground 4
Grade 7 & 8  Southwest door on Linder near gym 7
Kindergarten dismissal time is 3:15

Grades 1-8 dismissal time is 3:30

After 8:40 a.m. all doors are locked so tardy students must enter the building through the main door on Lotus, Door #1, and stop in the office for a tardy slip before reporting to their classroom. For school safety, all visitors must stop in the office for a pass before proceeding to any area of the school at any time.

School uniform must be worn daily/Gym uniform worn on scheduled days listed below:

Mondays: 205 267. 257 266 169 207 106 109  
Tuesdays: 202 261 255 264 166 213 101 107 206
Wednesdays: 201 265 259 168 105 204      
Thursdays: 203 263 262 167 211 104 111 208  
Fridays: 251 250 268 209 103 109 210    
  • Homework assignment book ($3.00) can be purchased on the first day of school in the office.
  • Uniforms may be purchased each day in Room 163:  8:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Parents are asked to call the school if their child is going to be absent or tardy.


January Updates!

  • 9.5.17 "Thank you" to Representatives for passing education bill and securing funding for CPS Eng || Esp

Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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