Literacy instruction is based on the student's needs.
Children at Community Montessori
are formally assessed in reading 2-3 times a year using the DRA2
Benchmark Book Assessment and DRA2 Word Analysis.
If a student does not
meet the benchmark, more specific assessments will be used. The
teacher will then begin targeted individual instruction aligned with
specific reading goals and monitor the child for growth in the specified
If the student does not show enough growth through the targeted
intervention in the classroom, the student will receive additional
reading intervention by a literacy teacher. The child will receive this
additional intervention for approximately 8 weeks. This instruction
will be based on the student’s needs. If the student makes gains in the
needed areas, the intervention will discontinue and the teacher will
continue to monitor the student’s progress in the classroom. If the
student needs additional support, the instruction may be modified and
extended for another 6-8 weeks. Children also bring books home on a
daily basis to read to and talk about with an adult.
teachers are available to conference with parents and talk about ways to
support their child in reading development at home.