Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year with Mrs. Berman!
As an elementary reading interventionist, I am committed to inspiring a love for learning and literacy in the children I am privileged to work with. Together, we will work in small groups to hone our reading skills. We will build the foundation first as we learn to identify uppercase and lowercase letters and their corresponding sounds. Then we will discover how to build and decode phonetic words with the letters and sounds we know. Soon enough, we will be tackling books together, transforming text on a page into vivid pictures in our minds, and constructing meaning from printed words. Our confidence will grow as we experience success in reading. We will be smiling from ear to ear because over the course of this school year, we will have grown into independent readers!
Our small group reading lessons will consist of multisensory phonics instruction, word attack strategies, and comprehension building. I will reinforce phonics skills taught in the homeroom Fundations program (grades K-1) and comprehension strategies taught in the homeroom Literacy By Design program (grades 2-3). Explore my webpage to discover fun and interactive ways to build phonemic and phonological awareness, practice trick words, and enhance comprehension skills at home.
Please look for books, word rings, and parent letters sent home in students' Reading Bags. If at any time during this school year you wish to communicate with me about your child and his or her progress in reading, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you and keeping the home-school connection strong to ensure student success. Let's make it a great year!
Yours in education,