to Kindergarten Literacy

What is Kindergarten Literacy?

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Cannon work with your children to ensure they learn and develop the skills and concepts they need to be successful literacy learners. Your child will be "borrowed" from his/her classroom for about 30 minutes daily to work in a small group in Room 4B in the Kindergarten wing.
Our groups change from time to time according to student needs and progress. Your child may be dismissed or may be in Title 1 all year, depending on his/her learning needs.
We begin with solidifying letter/sound knowledge, rhyming and other related building blocks of learning to read. We will move into the Leveled Literacy Program which is a series of leveled books and accompanying activities.

The Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) system is a literacy intervention designed to provide powerful, daily, small-group instruction

When we begin reading these carefully leveled books, students learn and practice reading strategies as they read highly engaging books. Each full color title students read in school has a black and white "Take Home" version to go with it. This school year we are incredibly lucky to be able to allow our students to keep their "Take Home Books" thanks to generous donations from The Eleanor Paye Foundation, Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank and Fairfield School PTO!

Great Read Alouds and other Ideas for Home

Helpful Websites
National Children's Literacy Website-A not-for-profit literacy initiative to promote literacy among young children and families. Lots of good information here.
A wealth of reading strategies & activities to help children learn to read and read better
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Title 1 Breakfasts are FUN and INFORMATIVE!

It was good to meet those of you who were able to attend our breakfast! Each year we hold several informational breakfasts for families of our Title 1 Students. These are opportunities for us to come together to learn more about what we do together in school and how families can help reinforce literacy learning at home.

Please Contact Us Any Time

Kindergarten Title 1 Literacy Teachers
Susan Smith ssmith@sacoschools.org
Wendy Cannon wcannon@sacoschools.org