Exciting New Reading Programs at Waverly Yowell

Reading Plus is up and running at Waverly.  Students in various literacy classes have begun working with this online reading intervention program.  Reading Plus builds on the three domains of reading: physical, cognitive, and emotional.  Students engage in activities that develop their fluency and stamina, build vocabulary and comprehension, and increase interest, confidence and motivation.  We look forward to seeing the progress our students make.  For more information on Reading Plus, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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WYES has two new instructional assistants.  We are excited to welcome, SaraAnn Reid and Lucie Stroble to our team!  They will assist with our Tier 2 remediation. We are grateful for their help with our new Tier 2 program, Reading Plus.

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Teachers and paraprofessionals have been trained in providing SIPPS, a reading program of  Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words by Marni Kay, professional SIPPS trainer.  WYES staff Jen Rehm, Kim Knighting, Temple Murray, Jamie McMahon, and Rebecca Bader all received training.  SIPPS is used for students needing additional phonetic skills.  

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Waverly Yowell PE teacher, Andrew Schmaltz, is doing a book club everyday during lunch with selected fourth grade students.  Students are reading Blood on the River which is a historical fiction novel about Jamestown; this story also ties into fourth grade Virginia Studies SOL.  Mr. Schmaltz is also utilizing reciprocal teaching strategies during his book club to help promote students’ reading comprehension.

Schmaltz

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Waverly Yowell has been hosting monthly family library nights in their media center.  This month’s theme was Spooky Stories.  While students were enjoying the fun in the library, parents were invited to learn about how we approach reading instruction here at WYES.  They learned about the Fab Four of reciprocal teaching (predict, question, clarify, and summarize) and how this is being implemented in literacy classroom.  They were also provided with resources to use at home.  Thank you to Waverly’s Media Specialist Rebecca Jasman for organizing this great night.

Library Night

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