Reading Block

Ready to Read

The reading program currently in place at Booker T. Washington Elementary is structured around a scientifically research based core reading program.  Booker T. Washington’s literacy block is in session from 8:00-9:30 Monday thru Friday.  During the 90 minute daily literacy block program, teacher instruction is designed around the academic needs of each student and is based on the five essential reading components.  The components include phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  The 90 minute block is protected from interruption and dedicated to student’s individual needs. 


Once students needs have been identified through ongoing assessments, the Teachers, Reading Specialist, and trained Paraprofessionals are responsible for providing an additional 60 minutes of daily instruction to “at risk” students and 30 minutes of daily instruction to “emerging” students. 

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