"Without comprehension, reading is just saying words.
To truly read is to uncover meaning within a text,
understand what the author is saying,
and have your own reactions and response to it."
The mission of the Elementary Reading program in LCPS is to teach all students how to read and comprehend written text so that they may become independent readers and lifelong learners with a firm grasp of the written word that surrounds them.
The primary responsibilities of Reading Specialists in LCPS are to coordinate the school's reading program and help find ways of reaching struggling readers. We provide training and coaching for teachers, meet with small groups, team teach with classroom teachers, coordinate assessment programs and serve as a resource to teachers and parents to support reading instruction.