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Descriptions of Literacy Education Programs in use at Westville School District

http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/u3i4Wonders is a reading program that is designed to support the Common Core Standards for Reading and Language Arts, threrefore helping the students to develop a solid foundation in reading.  It provides the students with access to complex texts and guides them to find and use text evidence through close readings.  The program also encourages students to collaborate through class discussions, research projects and partner shares. http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/u3i4

Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small group, supplementary literacy intervention designed for students who find reading and writing difficult. It supports learning in both reading and writing, helps students expand their knowledge of language and words and how they work. In Grades K-2 leveled small group lessons take place for 30 minutes 5 days a week supplementing the classroom ELA instruction. 

Phonics First
Phonics First® is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. Lessons emphasize a balance of reading and spelling for mastery of phonetic and non-phonetic words. In addition, lessons include structured syllabication study for decoding mastery of multisyllable words. In Grades K-1 leveled small group lessons take place 30 minutes for 3 - 5 days a week based on student need.  Instruction supplements the classroom ELA instructional time. http://rlac.com/phonics-first


Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for below grade level first graders.  Individual students in first grade receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks. http://readingrecovery.org/reading-recovery/teaching-children/basic-facts

What is my child's reading level and how do I support that with books?


A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile. A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. At Parkview, we use the NWEA MAP test results to determine the Lexile level. This can be found on the report you receive 3 times per year. For example, if a student receives an 880L on her end-of-grade reading test, she is an 880 Lexile reader. Higher Lexile measures represent a higher level of reading ability. A Lexile reader measure can range from below 200L for emergent readers to above 1600L for advanced readers.

Scholastic Book Wizard

Find and level books with Book Wizard. Plus, get Booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides. Parents and students of Parkview can find their instruction reading level on their most recent report card. This is indicated by a letter. For example a first grade may have the letter "J" denoting they are reading on a guided reading level "J."