The Reading Support Program provides supplemental reading instruction to children in addition to the ELA curriculum being taught in his/her classroom.
To enhance students' reading progress in the Reading Support Program, we focus on the skills and strategies to help students become successful readers. Students receive researched interventions specifically chosen based on their individual needs. The goal of the interventions is to provide explicit, systematic instruction to increase student achievement. Student progress is monitored throughout the year.
Students meet with the reading specialist in small groups. Lessons focus on the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary development and comprehension. In addition, writing instruction and practice is an integral part of many lessons.
Building self-confidence and encouraging positive attitudes about reading are an important part of the Reading Support Program. The Reading Support interventions are designed to enhance self-esteem while supporting reinforcement of new learning and accelerated progress.