How do I know my child is a “struggling reader”?
Overall, a struggling reader does not read grade level material with expression, accuracy and understanding. There are certain indicators that suggest your child may be a struggling reader.
Student has trouble remembering and recognizing letters of the alphabet.
Student is unable to identify rhyming word or complete familiar rhymes despite frequent repetition and practice.
Student struggles to learn letter sounds.
Slow and laborious decoding skills; student is unable to sound out a word and then blend the sounds back together to say the word accurately and quickly.
Difficulty learning and retaining high frequency/sight words.
Poor spelling skills.
Student is unable to reread a word despite having just read it or having had the word modeled; they may make up or guess words.
Student shows disinterest or resistance to reading and/or reading instruction.
Other content areas are being negatively impacted by below grade level reading.
Assessments for each program
Before beginning a program, we will evaluate your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This will enable us to develop your child’s personalized learning plan. During the program we will monitor their progress closely and adjust instruction where necessary. At the end of their program we will assess the growth they have achieved, allowing us to make recommendations for the next step in helping your child meet their educational goals.
Reading Intervention Program
For the Reading Intervention Program we assess your child to determine if your child is a good candidate for the Intervention Program and to determine the correct placement in this program. An assessment test is administered every 6-8 lessons to monitor the progress your child is making in the Intervention lessons.
Reinforcing Critical Reading Skills
Reinforcing Critical Reading Skills assessments are brief skill tests which determine each child’s gaps in their foundational reading knowledge, which tells us where they are and why they may not be advancing appropriately in reading. We use these assessments to plan an individualized learning plan for your child.
We assess your child’s writing by collecting writing samples and looking for basic writing skills: ideas, organization, details, word choice, spelling, syntax, sentence types, sentence fluency, and voice. These assessments help in identifying strengths and weaknesses in your child’s writing and in our planning appropriate writing instruction.
Get set for successful online learning
- Designate an area to work in that is well organized, quiet and free from clutter.
- Prior to the first session schedule a test session to check for connection compatibility.
- Turn on your computer and log in a few minutes prior to the beginning of each learning session.
- Make sure to have all needed supplies for work:
Reading Intervention - white board, marker and eraser, student activity book and pencil, reading materials
Reinforcing Critical Reading Skills – white board, marker and eraser, paper and pencil, reading materials
Writing Support – paper and pencil