WELCOME TO MRS. HANCOCK'S LITERACY LAB

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and apply critical reading, vocabulary, and writing skills through guided, shared, and independent reading and writing.  Instruction in test-taking skills, including performance tasks, comprehension strategies for reading content area texts, oral and written communication skills and exposure to a variety of genres will be emphasized.

Criteria for Placement:

Intensive intervention for students reading more than 2 years below grade level based on evidence of multiple measures (i.e. Gates, Necap, DAR, Scrantron, Maze Passages, Fluency Probes, Running Records, CBMs etc.).

 

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Things you can do at home to help your child become a better reader

Please continue to help support your child’s reading progress.Here are some literacy suggestions that can be implemented at home:

  • Read with your child each day for at least 15 minutes.
  • Talk with your child about what he/she is reading.
  • Encourage your child to write for a variety of reasons (cards, letters, journals etc.).
  • Encourage your child to use reading for a variety of reasons (recipes, lists etc.).
  • Encourage your child to read at home, each day, for at least 20 minutes.
  • Encourage your child to read independently and/or read aloud to another person.
  • Encourage your child to ask real, meaningful questions (share the questions you have when you read to show that even you have questions while you read).
  • Inspire your child to wonder by questioning…Why? What does this mean? How come…?
  • Teach your child to be comfortable with questions that do not have answers.
  • Monitor your child’s homework daily.
  • Visit the library with your child.
  • Keep a list of books to read together.
  • Support your child’s regular attendance.
  • Attend parent conferences.

For more information about the PHS 3-Tiered Scaffolded Literacy Program and reading asessments click here.


Click here to go to our District Literacy Website