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The Reading Program at Dominion Trail

At Dominion Trail, 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 two full-time reading specialists who work as resource teachers, diagnosticians of reading difficulties, and as consultants to provide support for the regular classroom teachers.