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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 Sept 2018

Welcome back to school!! We are looking forward to an awesome year filled with READING and LEARNING!! Students become better readers by reading. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade will participate in Fall into Reading. Reading sheets will be sent home soon and will need to be returned in mid-October. The classroom teachers will give students all of the exciting information. Students who participate will receive a SPECIAL prize! Many other reading programs will begin in following months. READ to SUCCEED!


Mark Twain School Library

The Mark Twain School Library is filled with an abundance of resources for all ages. There are thousands of books, magazines and videos available for student and staff use. There are also 35 computers for the students to utilize for research and assignment completion.

The goals of the library are to:

*Cultivate a love of reading and encourage students to become lifelong learners

*Provide a broad range of quality resources to support both recreational reading and curriculum

*Teach students to become ethical and effective users of both print and electronic resources.

The school’s library catalog can be accessed at home by going to There are numerous Ebooks and databases for research and recreational reading that students can access from their home computer.

An additional resource available to our students and their parents is This is an online community devoted to improving sleep, health, and wellness and contains suggestions for age-appropriate books available in print and online. Check out this website for book selection ideas and possible stories to read aloud with your child.

WELCOME BACK! We hope everyone had a nice relaxing, book-filled summer!

As we begin the school year, students will be getting reacquainted with the parts of the library, procedures for the library and the rules and expectations of the library.

In all classes, students will review the library expectations. Grades 1-8 will begin checking out the week of September 10th.

Grades K-2 will listen to stories about the Library and its importance in learning. They will begin by learning library and check out procedures, book care, and identifying and understanding the parts of a book.

Grades 3-4 will review the library set up, checkout procedures and locating books on the school’s SOAR library system.

Grades 5-8 will be using Google and the many tools it has to offer throughout the school year. This month, students will log onto Google Classroom and will fill out Google form surveys to help guide the instruction for the rest of the year.

Let’s all have a great year in LIBRARY

Listen to your teachers.

Inquire if you need help.

Be respectful of others.

Read for fun.

Always walk, never run.

Return books on time.

Your voice should stay quiet.


Mrs. C. Hart and Mrs. M. Wojciechowski






Go Math! Login (K-7) Students (K-7) can login and access their Go Math! Textbook and online resources. Students login with their CPS Google credentials and select Think Central for access.

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”.  







Mark Twain Elementary School
Picture Day ID: RN058023Q0
Picture Day is: Friday, November 16

Mark Twain School Registration Information 2018 / 2019

Information for New Families 2018 / 2019

School begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 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.



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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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