What is Reading Support?
Reading Support refers to any additional reading class or lessons that children receive in addition to the reading, writing, and word work that they complete with their classroom teachers. Reading Support is not a replacement program. Children have "support blocks" built into their school day. This is typically a thirty minute time period, five days a week. Children join the support teacher in his/her classroom at this time. During reading support class we practice skills such as fluency, comprehension, and breaking apart words. The lessons are tailored to what the child needs. Reading support groups are usually no larger than 5 children, in order to maximize individual support and address individual needs. Sometimes, support teachers "push in" to the regular classroom. Support teachers work with the classroom teacher on daily lessons, offering individualized support to all of the children in the classroom.