Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books -- they
are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past.
~ Esther Meynell ~
Grade One News We put most of our support at this level in hopes of establishing a solid early literacy foundation in phonological and phonemic awareness. Children must be able to recognize letters and sounds fluently in order to grow into a strong reader. Fundations, a researched based program, provides the explicit instruction that our students need. During guided reading times, reading tutors, classroom teachers, and, at times, the special education teacher, will work together with small groups of children building upon skills at their level. Parents can be a huge support by making sure students read books from their book bags every day. These books are read in small groups and the children need the practice when taking them home.
Grade Two News Three groups of grade two students meet for a half-hour during guided reading block. At this time, students continue to need direct, explicit instruction in phonics and comprehension. Please look for book bags coming home and listen to your child practice rereading these books. Your support continues to be critical to your child's success. We also see a larger group of students in the computer clubhouse immediately before lunch. They love working with Lexia. Colorful characters, repetition of skills, and seeing growth through individual colored graphs are very motivating to the kids. We can track progress, and areas of difficulty through detailed reports. Lexia is a program that can be used at home.
Grade Three News
Grade Four News
The greatest gift is the passion for reading.
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites,
it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
It is a moral illumination.
~ Elizabeth Hardwick ~