Reading

Rebecca Boone Elementary Reading Curriculum & Instruction

Rebecca Boone Elementary classroom teachers utilize a Reader’s Workshop approach to teaching reading.  Every class has a 60-minute block dedicated to reading instruction.  Reader’s workshop is a teaching model which allows students to engage in authentic reading experiences.  It is an effective way for our teachers to differentiate reading instruction.  Reader’s workshop emphasizes interaction between readers and text. 

Readers workshop schedule

Reading course descriptions:
Kindergarten Reading Workshop.pdf
First Grade Reading Workshop (1).pdf
Second Grade Reading Workshop.pdf
Third Grade Reading Workshop.pdf
4th Grade Reading Workshop.pdf
Fifth Grade Reading Workshop.pdf



Reading Level Benchmarks
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a standardized reading test used to determine a student's instructional level in reading. The DRA is administered individually to students by teachers and/or Instructional Support Teachers (IST). The DRA is scored in numbers. Below is a chart that indicates the DRA level your child should master by the end of the school year along with quarter benchmarks.

Please contact your child’s teacher for details regarding your student’s reading level and strategies you can use at home to help you child’s reading level increase.



Beginning of the Year

1st Progress

1st Report

2nd Progress

2nd Report


3rd Progress

3rd Report

4th Progress

4th Report

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

K

DRA

A

A

1

1

2

2

3

4

4

4

GL

K

K.1

K.2

K.3

K.4

K.5

K.6

K.7

K.8

K.9

1st

DRA

4

4

6

8

10

10

12

14

16

16

GL

1

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.8

1.9

2nd

DRA

16

16

18

18

20

20

24

24

28

28

GL

2

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.9

3rd

DRA

28

28

28

30

30

30

34

34

38

38

GL

3

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.8

3.9

4th

DRA

38

38

38

38

38

38

40

40

40

40

GL

4

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

5th 

DRA

40

40

40

40

40

40

50

50

50

50

GL

5

5.1

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.9

DRA = Developmental Reading Assessment

GL = Grade Level Equivalent (often the AR level found on a library book)


Parent Resources:

Complete Fry Word List
Fry Sight Word Phrases
Coaching Bookmark.pdf
DRA Leveled Book Titles
  
DRA sample text

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