The primary goal of the Reading Program is to provide supplemental reading instruction to those students who have not been identified with any specific learning disability, but would benefit from additional small group instruction to support their literacy learning.
Reading instruction in the program focuses on the reading of real texts that use natural language. Students are given books on their instructional level so that they are sufficiently challenged but not overwhelmed. Students are encouraged to respond to what they have read through writing, thus providing insight into their level of comprehension.
The first grade program is set up as an early intervention program, being proactive rather than reactive. Students are identified as being at-risk for reading difficulties as they develop their literacy and pre-reading skills.
In grades 2-6, when decoding is not typically the area of concern, fluency and comprehension strategies become the major focus. Classroom reading material may be used as a reading source. Lessons are created to help students find ways to remember and organize what they have read. Depending on needs, lessons may also focus on vocabulary expansion, reading fluency, and study skill development.
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