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Academic Support

 

The following is a list of  supports and services that are currently in place at Windham Primary School.

The model of student supports is ongoing and ever-changing based upon current student data, student need, as well as new evidence regarding best practice instruction and programming. 

 

Title of Support

Description of Support

Grade Level(s)

Reading Club     

Reading club is direct instruction in a small group setting.  This instruction consists a varied levels of skills application.  The goal is to help students apply the pre-reading skills that they have developed into reading and comprehending books.

At the first grade level it mostly consists of applying phonics skills. 

At the second and third grade the focus in more on reading with meaning.

 

1,2,3

Daily Drills

  

This intervention consist of daily practice in a targeted area.  It is usually 5-10 minutes of one on one support and includes a progression of drills from letter naming and letter sounds to sight words, to phrases and eventually to passage reading fluency. 

 

K-3

Lexia Reading

  

Lexia Reading is a computer based intervention that students participate both in class and in a pull out model.  It includes explicit practice in pre and early reading skills.

 

K-3

Raz-Kids

  

This is a computer-based intervention using a web-based program www.raz-kids.com.  Students read and interact with books on the computer and answer comprehension questions.  This is supported by adults who can provide direct instruction as needed.

 

2-3

Readers Theater

   

Reader's Theater is an often motivating intervention in which students do repeated reading of short leveled scripts.  In addition to repeated readings, student are also getting ongoing modeling of fluent reading and constant feedback.  The goals of Reader's Theater groups is to improve fluency and comprehension.

 

 

2-3

Spire

  

A multisensory approach to direct phonemic awareness and phonics instruction.  This support takes place in a groups of five or fewer students. 

 

K-2

In-Class Support

  

 

This is a classroom teacher directed support in which each classroom has a Title 1 tech in their classroom for 60 minutes per day during literacy instruction time.  The title 1 techs are used in a variety of ways in the classroom based upon the needs of the particular learners in the class and directed by the classroom teacher.

 

K-3

 


  

Our Title One team works daily in all classrooms during the literacy block supporting all learners in the development of literacy skills. Title one staff also work with students at all grade levels to monitor progress on literacy skills using a quick assessment tool called DIBELS. DIBELS takes only four minutes to check in on a child's oral reading fluency, nonsense words, phonemic awareness and phoneme segmentation skills. Our staff checks every 4 to 6 weeks to make sure all students are making gains in these key areas of literacy. Our goal is to closely check student progress so that we can support learners who are not making progress. 

Students who show they may benefit from more instruction are offered an intervention matched to the child's unique needs. Students who show a need for targeted instruction will get a letter explaining the intervention, the title one techs name and the amount of time the child will meet with the tech to receive the support. Most interventions last 5-6 weeks or less before students show progress and gets a celebration letter noting their progress on these skills. If you have questions about these services, please contact Julie Young at 892-1840.

 


Windham Primary School will soon have a Garden Club. Stay tuned for upcoming information.