Reading Recovery is a literacy intervention program designed for first grade students. A Reading Recovery teacher meets with her students, one on one, for a half hour every day. The program is designed to support and build on the individual strengths of each child. The goal is to bring the student up to an average first grade reading level by the end of his or her program.
During the first few weeks of school we will be screening first grade students for Reading Recovery based on the recommendations of the kindergarten and first grade teachers. In addition, all students new to our school for first grade will be screened. Once we have determined which students will be receiving services for the fall, parents will be notified and provided further details about our wonderful program.
Over 30% of our first grade population will be screened. Therefore, please do not be surprised if your child comes home from school and tells you he or she was pulled from class to do some reading and writing activities with Mrs. DeAngelis or Mrs. Johnson!
Fundations is a systematic, multisensory program, that provides support in areas of phonemic awareness, phonics/word study, fluency and spelling. It is a research based program to benefit students needing supplemental support and additional strategies in language instruction.
In the first few weeks of school, all first graders will receive Fundations instruction in their classroom. After the first unit, Fundations instruction will be provided as an intervention to identified first graders. You will be notified if your child is in this select group.