SUPPORT SERVICES

BASIC SKILLS

READING

Students in grades 1 - 5 receive extra support in reading, in addition to their regular classroom reading program. The focus of this intervention is to help students go beyond just reading words to constructing meaning in their reading, by using reciprocal teaching strategies. These strategies are: predict, question, clarify and summarize.

Through an interactive dialogue that takes place between the students and teacher, both before and after a chunk of text has been read, students learn what these strategies are and how they are used in reading. Each day everyone in the group demonstrates how they used one or more of these strategies in their reading. Students learn to construct written responses to their reading through journaling and the use of various graphic organizers.