Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Hillary Dorsey and I am the reading intervention assistant this year at BFCCPS. I taught 2nd grade last year at BFCCPS, and I am thrilled to be a part of the school in my new role. Teaching reading has always been one of my favorite things. I love to see students making connections with text and developing their love of reading and learning. I am at school Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, working with small groups of students to support their reading growth. I can be reached by email anytime- firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the most important things you can do to help your reader is to read at home with your child. This helps to build fluency, comprehension, word-solving and a love for reading in a supportive, loving environment. Please find ways to support and compliment your reader below!
Word-Solving- When an error is made WAIT to give your child a chance to work on it
independently. When you are certain they are going to keep going, stop them saying something like, "Try that again," or "Make it match."
Word-Solving- You used the first letter and checked the picture! You tried more than
one strategy on your own!! Nice job trying a different vowel sound! Super work making
your eyes go through the beginning, middle, and end of that word!
Support: Ask questions that invite recall AND thinking, such as, "Why do you think
______happened?" or "What do you think _______means?" Urge re-reading to build
comprehension as needed.
Compliment: You are self-monitoring and working on it when it does not make sense!
Your expression is showing that you understand what you're reading. Wonderful job stopping to think about the text instead of reading to just get to the next page! You
remember the details beautifully!
Support: Model expressive reading and have your child echo read. Encourage just-right
pacing (not too fast, not too slow). Demonstrate how to attend to the punctuation (pausing
at the end of sentences, adding expression based on the punctuation mark).
Compliment: You sounded just like the character would sound! I could hear you take a
break after the punctuation marks! You are reading in phrases, not word-by-word. Your
speed is just right! Not too fast or too slow!