Students in grades K-5 who need extra support and reading practice have the opportunity to work with our reading specialists. Students in grades 1-3 typically meet for reading intervention during their reading block in small groups of 3-6 students. Our reading specialists push-in to the Kindergarten classes twice a week for 30 minutes to work with all students. Students in grades 4-5 receive 2-3 days of additional support in a small group setting outside of their normal reading time. Work done with the reading specialist reinforces the acquisition of reading skills and focuses on the five components of literacy: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonics, and phonemic awareness.
In addition to providing reading support and practice, the reading specialists assess students three times a year to monitor student progress and growth. Regular communication is provided to families who receive reading support.