Reading Intervention

We are building a culture of literacy at South Anna by providing rich opportunities for our students to develop comprehensive literacy skills that will allow them to become independent and strategic readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators. 

Classroom Instruction

Four students with a Dr. Seuss bookIn our classroom instruction, we learn reading, writing, vocabulary, and phonics/word study skills through whole-group mini-lessons. We learn through interactive read-alouds, in which we use authentic mentor texts to share and reinforce reading skills and behaviors. We learn through small-group, guided reading and writing, in which students look critically at a text to navigate specific features of text at a given level of text complexity. We learn through independent reading and writing time, when students engage in self-selected, independent reading, and writing related to their particular interests. 

We foster a love of reading and writing through authentic literacy experiences for each student. Through classroom observations and ongoing assessments, teachers, the reading specialist, and administrators can collect information about students’ strengths and areas for growth. This information helps determine the instructional resources our students need to ensure they experience optimal growth through a variety of instructional opportunities. While our literacy instruction is based on our students’ needs, all instruction encompasses the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and Hanover County expectations. 

Contact Our Reading Specialist

Mrs. Billingsley works with students, teachers, and families to help students achieve literacy goals and discover the joy of reading and writing. In addition to working with small groups of students, Mrs. Billingsley collaborates with teachers and provides resources and ongoing professional development to support and enrich literacy instruction in the classroom.

If a student struggles to master the learning objectives and needs additional support, Mrs. Billingsley provides supplementary instruction that best meets the needs of the student.  

Our SOL tutor, Melissa Roberts, is a former elementary school classroom teacher. She works in coordination with the reading specialist to provide supplemental instruction for students, 2–4 days a week. The instruction may focus on a specific skill such as spelling, fluency, or writing, or it may require a second dose of guided reading. 

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