Reading remediation classes provide students with an opportunity to increase reading, writing and study skills at their instructional level. Each class is designed to meet the individual needs of students in a small group setting. The pace of instruction is modified to allow for different rates of learning for all children. An important aspect of reading class is to develop self-esteem through acquisition of skills. Children gain confidence as their needs are met and their skills are increased. In addition, children are taught decoding, comprehension, writing, study skills, and test taking strategies through cross curriculum units of study. Students learn to read fiction and nonfiction books and to write in response to reading using the writing process.
As an extension of reading class, children read self-selected books for homework each night. Children who attend reading class feel that they are part of a community of learners who have an opportunity to increase their skills to become strong, confident readers and writers. These skills will last them a lifetime.