A typical reading lesson begins with a focus lesson that follows a set routine. During the focus lesson, instruction is focused on skills and strategies essential to literacy development.
Students then meet in small groups with the teacher to continue more thorough instruction in the skills and strategies introduced in the focus lesson.In order for children to continually improve in the area of reading, they should read a minimum of 15 minutes each night. It is important that the books that your children choose are "Good Fit Books". Reading books that are too easy do not challenge the reader and fail to assist the reader in excelling. Books that are too difficult will be frustrating and breakdown the ability of the reader to comprehend the story. (Five Finger Rule- If there are 5 or more words on a page that your child doesn't know, it probably isn't a "Good Fit Book".