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    Our Reading Department is dedicated to supporting and
    encouraging all children to become lifelong readers and writers. 
     
     
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    Sousa  Reading  Specialists
     
    Ildiko Brancaccio   Alexandra Cimino    Jennifer Stabile    Joy Tamburino
     
     
    The Port Washington reading specialists work to ensure
    that the literacy needs of all students are met.
     
    Reading Recovery
    • short-term early intervention program for first grade students
    • one-to-one daily individualized instruction
    Small Group Instruction
    • differentiate literacy instruction for students in grades 1-5, based on individual needs
    • support the New York State Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking
    Push-In Classroom Support
    • collaborate with teachers to deliver literacy strategies within the classroom
    • model reading and writing initiatives
    Assessment
    • monitor student progress, using ongoing diagnostic testing
    • use formal and informal assessments to drive instruction
    Staff Development
    • turn-key training; share research, methods and               materials with staff
    Home School Connection
    • on-going communication with parents
    • provide resources to parents to support literacy in the home