There are reading specialists who diagnose and remediate reading difficulties. They work closely with classroom teachers to ensure optimum progress of students’ reading. The interventions that are used at Bethel Manor are:
1.Fundations- The Wilson Fundations Program is a Title 1 Federal Program that focuses on those students who need help with phonemic awareness, spelling and decoding skills based on the results of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening test (PALS) that is given in the fall, winter and spring of each year for K, 1, 2 and some 3 graders. This program is done in small groups (3-4) of students which meet every day for 30 minutes with a reading specialist or trained paraeducator. This is a year long program.
2.Reading Recovery- This is a Title 1 Federal Program that focuses on helping first grade students who need additional help to read at the first grade level. This is a one-on-one program which can last no longer than 20 weeks. The teacher meets with the child for 30 minutes of intense instruction aimed at getting the student caught up with their peers.
3. Leveled Literacy Intervention- This intervention is used for small groups of students who have been identified as needing additional instruction in a particular area of reading. The group varies in size and duration as needed. These groups are taught by a reading specialist.