Dr. Lynette Graves, Director
K-5 Instruction and Title I
Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper
Parental Engagement Specialist
Dr. Ana Floyd, Lead Teacher
Math and Science
Karen Binns, Lead Teacher
Literacy and Social Studies
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Read to Achieve
English Language Arts
The North Carolina Read to Achieve program is a part of the Excellent Public Schools Act which became law in July 2012, and it applies to all public schools in North Carolina.
What does the law mean?
“The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success.”
Please click the link to access the Excellent Public Schools Act
Teachers meet with small groups of 3-6 students at their instructional reading level. Best practices from Jan Richardson and other experts are utilized during this time. Teachers may use literacy workstations or the Daily 5 approach to actively engage students who are not in a guided reading group.
Jan Richardson's Guided Reading
Students read daily at their independent level. They may respond to their reading in writing. Teachers take time to conference with students about their independent reading at least monthly.
- Common Sense Media Recommened Books
- Reading is Fundamental Booklists
- Growing Readers - PBS Kids Bookfinder
- Caldecott Medal Books
- Scholastic 100 Best Books for Kids
- Children's Notable Book Lists
- Children's Books and Authors
- Multi-Cultural Books
Get to Know the Readers in Your Classroom:
The workshop begins with a 10-15 minute mini-lesson, followed by 20-25 minutes of writing time and ends with sharing. Students write narrative, informational and argumentative/opinion texts. Mini-lesson topics include writing process skills and conventions such as grammar.