The Reading Buzz at Meadowland....we use a comprehensive literacy approach to reading that supports students as they evolve into successful, lifelong learners. A comprehensive literacy approach provides students with various opportunities to participate in read-alouds, shared reading, interactive reading, guided reading and independent reading. In addition, students engage in modeled, shared, interactive, and independent writing.
On behalf of each student the following objectives are set:
· To develop basic skills that enable them to get meaning from print
· To think critically about what is read
· To use reading across the curriculum as a tool for learning
· To experience the rewards and pleasures of reading
· To become independent writers who write for a variety of purposes
We have one full-time reading specialist who works as a resource teacher, diagnostician of reading difficulties, and as a coach to provide support for the regular classroom teachers.
Pathways to Reading & Writing
Meadowland is proud to be a Pathways school. Pathways to reading and writing is a locally developed professional development program for K-2 teachers. This is an instructional model based on best practices in literacy instruction supported by research from Jan Richardson,PhD. As reading specialists, we provide support by working with small groups of students either within the regular classrooms or in a pull-out setting. We reinforce classroom instruction with reading workshop and writing workshop.
In grades 3-5, we use Lucy Calkins Reading Units of Study. This program is also supported by small group instuction and co-teaching with the reading team.Loudoun County Public Schools Disclaimer:
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