At White Oak, small group reading support is provided to students who need extra reading support. Students are recommended by the classroom teacher and screened by the Reading Specialist. Depending upon the specific reading needs of the student, the student can be placed in Reading Lab, or Reading Counts in the library.
First, second, and third grade students meet in Reading Lab to reinforce their reading skills. Students meet four times a week. They work on many aspects of reading, beginning with decoding skills and sight word vocabulary. Understanding what they have read is important to their reading success. Many comprehension strategies are discussed. The students visualize what they have read, discuss and retell stories. We enjoy reading books together, writing, and sometimes playing reading games.
As part of our Reading Intervention Program, support in the Reading Counts Program is available to fourth and fifth grade students. Students meet in the library one time a week for support and guidance. Students are provided assistance in choosing a book that is at an appropriate reading level for the student. When they have finished reading the book, students are monitored as they take the Reading Counts test.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
At White Oak, we have students from many countries. English Language Development (ELD) support is available to our English learners. Students are seen in small groups in our Reading Lab. Depending on the student's English language proficiency level, English learners are seen 1-5 times per week.