Welcome to PRA Reading Support!


As reading support  teachers at Platte River Academy, we supplement and extend classroom teaching. We work collaboratively with classroom teachers to implement a quality reading program that is research-based and meets the needs of students. We pre-teach and re-teach the Open Court curriculum in grades 1-3.

We provide systematic and explicit instruction in the Five Essential Components of Reading :

  1. PHONEMIC AWARENESS—The knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words.
  1. PHONICS—The relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds.
  1. READING FLUENCY—The ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing.
  1. VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT—The knowledge of words, their definitions, and context.
  1. READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES—The understanding of meaning in text.
 
Mrs. Knapp                                              Mrs. Valdes 




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