Reading Support - Mrs. Polao

  •   Reading Exposes us to Life!

    Fiction or non-fiction, there's always something to be discovered.  It could be knowledge gained or exciting experiences.

    I look forward to sharing exciting experiences with you this year!

    In Reading, my approach is to teach from concrete to abstract.

    Grades K-2

    Let's take one step at a time and learn the parts of the words that make a whole.

    Using a Multi-sensory approach(Spalding/Orton-Gillingham)We will work on blending and reading

    cvc (3 letter) , consonant blends, magic e words, phonograms ( 2 or more letters that make one sound), encoding(spelling) and decoding of words and reading  strategies.

    This requires consistent repetition and practice. Homework is an essential for success. 

    Finally...We read material, which reinforce sounds taught to build fluency/accuracy .

    Comprehension is incorporated into all  lessons.

    Grades 1-5

    Through reading of text, we learn the strategies (or secrets) that help us to understand what we are reading. Strategies are directly taught from  concrete to abstract.   We learn the individual skills and strategies in isolation and then through application. 

    Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is a Fountas & Pinnell Reading program which incorporates word work and comprehension stategies through daily reading of both fiction and non-ficiton text.


    Homework is a very important part of the program. It reinforces the daily lessons .

    It helps build the foundation needed for skills in reading and writing.

    Sounds on a ring should be practiced daily.

    LLI students should reread and discuss text daily

    Ongoing Assignment:

     Specific reading assignments  may not be given daily- however, it is suggested that your child read at least 15 minutes a day.

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