Welcome to Reading Intervention (reading friends)


We are Alison Jacobson and Kati Bak. We are reading specialists at Sergeant Bluff - Luton Primary School.  
Our job is to strengthen students' reading skills and help them become proficient, grade-level readers.     

Alison is a reading specialist at Sergeant Bluff - Luton CSD.  She lives in Sergeant Bluff with her son Avery and daughter Jalee.  She graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City with a degree in teaching and also reading and coaching endorsements.  She continued her education and was trained in Reading Recovery through the AEA and also received my masters in Teaching of Curriculum through Wayne State.  She has been a reading teacher at Sergeant Bluff - Luton CSD since 2005.

Kati is a reading specialist at Sergeant Bluff - Luton CSD.  She lives near Hinton with her husband Dave and son Cam.  She has two sonsa daughter and a daughter-in-law.She graduated from Morningside College with degrees in Elementary and Special Education. She continues her education and is currently working on her masters in reading strategist. She has been a reading teacher at Sergeant Bluff - Luton CSD since 2011.

 

Student Selection Process
Students are selected for participation in small group reading by a combined effort of Marie Clay's Observation Survey, FAST testing and teacher recommendation.  Reading instruction is given in a small group setting in order to make a strong impact on reading and writing skills.  






Kindergartners meet for about 20 minutes a day to work on letter identification, letter sounds, sight words and guided reading.  

First graders meet for about 30 minutes a day for a guided reading session.  We read familiar books, new books, write, work on phonics, sight words, spelling words, strategies to help decode words, fluency and comprehension.

Second graders meet for about 20 minutes a day for the Read Naturally Program to work on fluency and comprehension.   
Students will bring a bag home with books in them every day, please read these with your child every night.