Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

Greetings,

Due to the importance of student growth and reading, our school is going to give LAP students "Benchmark Assessment" information indicating how well your child is reading, 3 times a year. The reading goals for Fall, Winter and Spring "Benchmark Assessment" will be communicated on the LAP progress report.

The first "Benchmark Assessment" is given within the first few weeks of school, followed by monthly progress monitoring.   The reading "Benchmark Assessments" are simple and accurate, We will have your child read 3 stories from passages comparable to their grade level and we will count the words they read correctly, as well as how well they read the stories. The "Benchmark Assessment" takes less than 5 minutes.

Teachers will use these "Benchmark Assessments" to help them plan their reading instruction. This information will also help them individualize for students who are above or below grade level in their reading abilities. The "Benchmark Assessment" information for your child will be analyzed, and communicated to you during parent/teacher conference time.

Our next “Benchmark Assessment” is scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018.  Please support your child with plenty of rest and nutritious snacks and meals. A healthy body promotes a healthy mind.

These services address barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. The intent is for LAP students to increase academic growth during the period of time they are provided services. LAP emphasizes research-based best practices designed to increase student achievement.

Deb Turver

LAP Coordinator

Reading Intervention Specialist


 





What is phonemic awareness? 

Phonemic awareness is the knowledge that words are made up of a combination of individual sounds. For example, the word cat is made up of three sounds (phonemes) /c/ /a/ and /t/. When these three sounds are combined fluidly, they make up the word cat. If a child knows that cat, car, and caboose all have the same sound at the beginning of the word, she has phonemic awareness. In other words, she is aware that the /c/ sound (phoneme) begins each of those three words.


Reading is fun, read as a family!






Intervention/LAP Schedule 2017-18

Start/End

Grade

Time

8:20-8:50

Fifth

30 mins.

9:30-10:10

First

40 mins.

10:10-10:50

Kindergarten

40 mins.

12:45-1:15

Fourth

30 mins.

1:20-1:50

Second

30 mins.

2:00-2:30

Third

30 mins.