Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
At Kings Highway Academy, we know that becoming independent readers and writers is a process.
We are a Teachers College Reading and Writing Project School.
Our goal is to make our students responsible for their learning and to understand the ways that good readers read and effective writers write.
Assessment is important in any literacy program to determine a child's strengths and needs.
In reading, we regularly assess students using Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project formal and informal assessments. While the children are aware of their independent reading levels, they are taught to find books that are “just right” for them.
Students learn to use strategies as they read to promote their fluency, comprehension and stamina. Their independence is regularly assessed and the methods used to work with them are constantly reviewed to promote growth.
In writing, rubrics and checklists are an important assessment tool. We place a great emphasis on conferencing and small group work daily to promote individual progress and develop a deep understanding of what each child needs to succeed.
We have been a Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project school for over ten years.
TCRWP staff Developers visit our school throughout the year to work directly with teachers and students in order to model effective methods of teaching.
Teachers also attend staff development seminars on planning, instruction and small group work at Teachers College and return to share their learning with colleagues.
Lead teachers serve as mentors and the entire staff are always available and willing to support each other's success and growth.
Response to Intervention
RTI (Response to Intervention)
At Kings Highway Academy, we serve our children at risk for academic difficulties through Response to Intervention. The children receive extra help in their classroom through Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions. If necessary children are also pulled out for instruction in a small group setting for Tier 3 intervention.
Fountas and Pinnel Leveled Literacy Intervention:
The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a powerful, short-term intervention, that provides daily, intensive, small-group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching. LLI turns struggling readers into successful readers with engaging leveled books and fast-paced, systematically designed lessons.