Reading is an integral part of Woodland's program. Each day after lunch, the students disperse for reading. Students choose from a variety of options involving reading. We have our independent readers who enjoy silent sustained reading, students reading one-on-one with a teacher, or older students paired up with younger students to practice reading aloud as well as offering support to the younger students as they read aloud.
Emerging reading groups form as students share or demonstrate their interest in learning how to read. Teachers draw from a range of methodologies that best fit the students' needs and learning styles including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities. Many students enjoy a multisensory approach as they learn how to read!
In addition to our scheduled Reading time, students may choose to work on this valuable skill through self directed activities, projects, and teacher offerings during the Journey of Discovery and Free Choice times.
Woodland ends each day with the beloved "Read Aloud." Students love listening to their teachers read books and stories aloud. The students are split into three groups based reading comprehension, interests, and developmental appropriateness. Read Aloud is a fun place where parents can volunteer their time.
Our library offers something for every type of reader!