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Department of Reading, AIS & RTI

Mrs. Tara Gaiss
District Coordinator of Reading & AIS

Our primary goal is to work closely with students, administrators, and families to develop and promote lifelong literacy learning.  We will foster all of our students to be proficient readers, writers, and communicators.

Literacy instruction at the elementary and middle level consists of direct, explicit instruction in phonological awareness and phonics that is coupled with whole-group instruction, small-group instruction, and one-on-one instruction in reading and writing.  These various contexts provide students with a clear model, guided practice, and independent practice to acquire the skills necessary to think critically about characters, theme, evidence, and argument.