Our Reading Specialists work with the other Specialists in Marion Unit 2 to screen all students in grades K-5 three times throughout the school year in reading fluency and reading comprehension. They also work with classroom teachers to closely monitor students' grades and classroom performance. If a student falls below established expectations throughout the year, our Reading Specialists provide additional instruction to support their learning. This instruction does not replace their classroom instruction but provides another layer of support for the student. Our Reading Specialists use research-based interventions that focus on the needs of their students. This more individualized instruction takes place within a small group setting in the Specialist's classroom and progress monitoring occurs weekly to help measure each students' progress. Please use the links below to learn more about the instruction that occurs at each grade level.
Our Reading Specialists also provide instruction during Tier Time for students in grades K-2. During Tier Time, ALL students are placed in instructional groups based on their reading needs. Reading Specialists work with students who need additional support in improving letter recognition, phonemic awareness, oral reading fluency, or reading comprehension skills. Specialists collaborate with classroom teachers to provide the instruction that best meets the needs of their students.