Welcome to the Literacy Support Program
Welcome to the Daves Avenue Literacy Support page. Below you will find information about the Literacy Support at Daves.
Please visit the Literacy Team's Resource site for valuable literacy links for students and parents.
Daves Literacy Support Program
All students are assessed in reading at the beginning of the school year and Teachers recommend students for the Literacy Support Program at Daves. Students who receive support are placed in a small-group pull out program during the regular school day. Students are placed in groups with careful consideration to their specific reading needs.
Typical skills taught at each grade are as follows:
Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, and reading strategies. In addition, spelling and comprehension skills are integrated into the program. Orton-Gillingham methodology is woven into the instruction.
Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and sight words, with an emphasis of moving into multi-syllable words. Spelling and comprehension skills are integrated into the program. Orton-Gillingham methodology is used throughout instruction.
Third through Fifth Graders:
Fluency and Comprehension are the primary focus for students in grade 3-5.
Daves students in literacy support are fortunate to have access to computer-based programs. Lexia is used to teach and reinforce decoding skills, spelling, and sight words. QuickReads is a computer fluency program that utilizes voice-recognition software. Students read and reread informational text to improve reading fluency.