In order to increase learning opportunities, students have to be engulfed in meaning based, a print-rich environment that is designed around their skill level and needs and focusing on the five areas of reading instruction of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Reading instruction will be taught using many strategies at the various age levels. Teachers will utilize an integration of the arts such as art, music, movement, and poems in all grades to gain an understanding of letter sounds and word meaning.
Students will also have the benefit of using the interactive whiteboards to bring the pages of books to life as well as become active participants, from moving letters and sounds around on the board for the younger grades, to editing, composing, and sharing in the upper grades. Utilizing this technology will bring excitement and will engage the various learning modalities of the students we serve.
The classroom will also use various methods of reading instruction from a small group, to a large group, reading circles, and guided reading. The goal is to foster a true love and a deeper understanding of reading and learning.
The Scott Foresman Reading Street Florida will be the core reading series for all students at Seacoast. Reading Street addresses the needs of each level of the learner by providing specific content and directions for students who are on the level, below level, and advanced.