Our Reading Department is dedicated to supporting and
    encouraging all children to become lifelong readers and writers. 
    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
    • 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