Welcome to Our Reading Room
At Hemingway Elementary there are
two reading specialists.
Their responsibilities include Reading
Recovery for first graders and Literacy Groups for 1st through
fifth grade students.
Reading Recovery is an intensive
individualized reading program designed to accelerate first
graders to grade level.
Individual students receive a
half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks. As soon as
students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that
they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their
lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual
focus on explicit, intensive reading instruction using the
Houghton-Mifflin support materials. Specialized reading
instruction is designed to support classroom instruction and
emphasize the five key components of good literacy instruction:
1. Phonemic Awareness
Houghton-Mifflin's Soar to Success comprehensive
intervention program provides supplemental reading instruction
to students needing additional instructional time.
is a supplemental reading program for 3rd through 5th graders
designed to improve reading fluency.
Read Naturally uses a strategy that
combines teacher modeling, repeated reading, and assessment and
progress monitoring. Read Naturally programs provide a
structured, motivating learning environment that encourages
reading on a regular basis.
Tails: If you
venture into Hemingway on Tuesdays and Fridays, you might see
Raul, Missy or Kate, therapy dogs, cuddled up with a 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade student
reading to him/her. Linda Peterson heads a local volunteer group
called Reading Tails to support students with their independent
reading. Students enjoy having a dog as a reading partner who is
a totally non-judgmental listener. Every six weeks other
students will have the opportunity to enjoy reading with Raul.
We're lucky to have this opportunity for students in Blaine
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