*The goal of reading is comprehension, or understanding print. In order to achieve this, a reader must be fluent. Fluency allows a student to focus on meaning rather than word identification. Readers must recognize words automatically, with little effort.
What do we do in Title 1 Reading?
We work with the same curriculum that your child has in homeroom. We take that curriculum and break it into smaller components. We spend more time on each skill, thus giving the children more time to master the skill.
One specific reading intervention program used both in the classroom and reinforced in Title 1 is Wilson Fundations. Wilson Fundations for K-3 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling program. Fundations provides research validated strategies that complement our district's reading program, and helps meet the needs of all our children through a multi-sensory approach.
Highlights of Fundations
~segmenting syllables into sounds
~identifying vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, and digraph blends
~identifying syllable types
~read/spell words with short and long vowels
~divide multisyllabic words
~read and spell words with suffixes
~read with fluency, expression, and understanding
~ use synonyms
~retell facts from nonfiction
~locate facts and details in fiction
~make judgments/predictions from given facts