Reading with Ms. Plotsky

  • What We Do During Reading Classes

    The reading teachers in the Arlington District use the Language Literacy Intervention Program. The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is an intensive, small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for students who find reading and writing difficult. The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading.

     Students come to reading for a thiry-minute session every day. During the lesson they participate in various activities including, but not limited to:

    • word work
    • oral and/or silent reading of instructional level and independent level texts
    • discussion of text
    • writing about reading



  • How is Reading Need Determined and How are Parents Informed

     Students are picked up for Reading Support when they are below the district benchmark levels based on teacher administered assessment. Recommendations from classroom and other support teacherscan are also considered when deciding if a student needs support. 

    Parents receive written notification when the determination of need is made. Written reports are sent home every five weeks. Specific details of a child's progress is sent around the same time as report cards are sent home. The interim report will focus on a student's participation and effort in reading class. Students are continually assessed by their reading teacher and if progress has been made, he/she may be dismissed from the program. When/if this determination is made, parents will receive written notification.

    If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding the reading program, please do not hesitate to call or email. I will get back to you as soon as possible.