Reading instruction at McGlone Elementary is centered on two major priorities:
Priority 1: Integrate reading, writing, and content (science & social studies) to provide cohesive instruction and strong unit planning, as called for by the Common Core Standards.
Priority 2: Use of a variety of complex texts with all students across all subjects to build knowledge and understanding; teachers intentionally scaffold and plan instruction so that each student can access the text.
These priorities allow students to have the opportunity to engage with a text in a variety of rigorous ways. Students actively engage in listening and responding to interactive read alouds that are aligned to the Common Core Standards and the STEP Bottom Lines. Additionally, students read together as a classroom community, read and discuss texts in small targeted guided reading groups, and read independently each day.
Reading instruction is supported by STEP, ANET, and EngageNY. Individual student development and progress in reading is monitored through exit tickets which assess daily classroom objectives. Student progress is also monitored using a variety of assessments such as: STEP, IStation, and ANET district assessments. The Leveled Literacy Intervention/ Intervencion de Lecto-escritura programs and Guided Reading Plus are used for both Special Education and General Education students who struggle with reading.