Our literacy program incorporates many different components. Students will be participating in small Teacher-Led Groups, Whole Group Instruction and Independent Reading and Partner Work. One important component of our day, and also nightly homework, is independent reading. Research shows that the best way for your student to improve reading skills is to read more! Students will have independent reading time in school every day. They may bring a book from home, check one out from the school library, or borrow one from our classroom library. It is very important to me that students keep an independent reading book at their desk AT ALL TIMES. Please remember that books checked out from the school library or our classroom library must be returned in good condition. If books are lost or damaged, they need to be replaced with the same item.