Office of Curriculum and Instruction
A team of specialists provides intervention services for children with special needs, both individually and in small groups. There is close articulation between the specialists who provide academic intervention and the classroom teachers. --Speech Teachers work with small groups of identified children to develop their oral communication skills.
--Hourly Reading & Math Specialists work with small groups of children in grades K-5 to reinforce the development of their reading and math skills. This instruction supplements the reading and math programs provided in the classroom.
--Reading Specialists meet with small groups of children in grades K-5 to reinforce the development of their reading and writing skills. This instruction supplements the reading program instruction provided in the classroom.
--Reading Recovery Teachers meet with individual, at-risk first-graders, five times a week, for approximately 20 weeks, to provide intensive early intervention. Children are taught strategies for decoding and comprehension, as well as techniques for becoming independent readers.
--ENL (English as a New Language) Teachers work with English language learners (ELLs) to develop their language skills. These teachers also serve as consultants to the classroom teachers.