"I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for all the teachers did for our daughter during summer school. In just 4 weeks, you were able to transform her from a child who avoided reading and math to one who came home excited to tell us she could do multiplication and begging us to read with her.
What a change - she now has confidence that she can learn and we are hopeful she will carry the skills forward to the school year. Thanks for all you did for her!"
- Groves Summer School Parent
Reading and Spelling Overview
Groves Academy teachers use the Wilson Reading System® to improve student reading and spelling abilities. With an emphasis on direct, sequential, multi-sensory instruction, Wilson teachers use a diagnostic prescriptive approach and tailor instruction to the issues and successes of each student. Based on the tenets of Orton-Gillingham instruction, Wilson is a research-based approach designed to help all students become better readers and spellers.
There are three levels of Reading and Spelling offered at Groves. Each is described below.
Mark Your Calendar for Groves Academy's Summer School in 2013
On the heels of our most successful summer school program ever, Groves Academy is pleased to announce the dates of our Summer School Program for 2013:
- Grades 2-8: June 17 through July 12, 2013
- Grades 9-12: July 29 through August 9, 2013
Click here to view a copy of our 2013 Summer Programs Catalog!
Reading and Spelling I
Students focus on basic decoding, encoding (spelling), reading fluency, and comprehension skills. An emphasis is placed on using multi-sensory techniques to teach symbol-sound relationships, syllable types, and word attack skills in isolation and in the fluent reading of controlled, connected text. Spelling lessons reinforce the symbol-sound patterns taught during the reading lessons.
Comprehension work focuses on main idea, identifying important details, and plot sequence at the appropriate reading level. When needed, students use the Read Naturally program to improve reading fluency.
Reading and Spelling II
In a multi-sensory context, students review advanced symbol-sound relationships and syllable types. More advanced word attack skills are taught to aid the student in decoding multi-syllabic words.
Spelling work reinforces decoding skills. Students may also practice the three great rules of spelling including the "silent-e" rule, the "doubling" rule, and the "y" rule. Fluency is addressed through the oral reading of controlled text, using the Read Naturally program as needed.
Comprehension focuses on main idea, supporting details, plot sequence, summarization, vocabulary development, and the introduction of inferential thinking.
Reading and Spelling III
Students entering the advanced reading class are reading at, or close to, grade level. They have demonstrated a good grasp of symbol-sound relationships and because they are good readers, they have an intuitive understanding of syllable types and syllable division rules.
Word analysis involving both reading and spelling focuses on a morphological study of words (understanding root words, prefixes, and suffixes). Fluency is addressed through oral reading of selected pieces of literature. Students also review the three great spelling rules (see Reading and Spelling II) and more advanced symbol-sound correspondences.
Comprehension is an emphasis of the class and focuses on understanding main idea, supporting details, character motivation, author intent and writing style, as well as inferential and critical thinking skills. Vocabulary development is emphasized through various activities.
Interested in registering or want more information? Please contact Colee Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-915-4297 for more information. You can also download a copy of our 2013 Summer Programs Catalog.