• Welcome to Weller Reading!


    The objective of the reading program at Steuart Weller is to help students become competent, lifelong readers. Students are taught to develop skills and strategies needed to make sense of what they read. They are learning to think critically and to acquire knowledge in the content areas. Students are immersed in a rich literature and language environment with daily reading and writing opportunities.  Additionally, they are exposed to a wide variety of fictional and informational reading materials in the classroom to enhance learning and enjoyment.  Through strong, focused teaching, and frequent read-alouds, we strive for all students to experience the joy of reading. 
    What is new for the 2023-24 school year?
    UFLI Foundations will be implemented for the Phonics portion (30 minutes) of the literacy block in all Kindergarten through Second Grade Classrooms. UFLI Foundations is an explicit and systematic phonics program which follows an 8 step routine (over two 30 minute time blocks).
    1. Phonemic Awareness
    2. Visual Drill
    3. Auditory Drill
    4. Blending Drill
    5. New Concept
    6. Word Work
    7. Irregular (Heart) Words
    8. Connected Text (Decodable)

    For more information, visit the UFLI website. There is an abundance of useful resources on the website, including decodable passages, home practice ideas, and roll and reads (word game) for each lesson. 

Last Modified on August 18, 2023