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.

    During lessons, students participate in various activities including, but not limited to:

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

    Supplemental instruction in specific areas such as phonics or comprehension may also be provided in smaller groups or in individual sessions, based on student needs.    


    This year reading will look a little different as we adopt a push-in model. Although some planning still needs to be done, I am looking forward to getting into the general education classrooms and working with students and teachers alike. 




  • How is Reading Need Determined? 

    Students receive Language Arts Support when they are in danger of not meeting state standards in language arts. This is determined based on multiple measures including iReady diagnostic results, Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark results, New York State ELA Assessments (when available) and teacher recommendation.

    How are Parents Informed?

    Parents receive written notification when the determination of need is made. Specific details of a child's progress are sent around the same time as report cards are sent home. 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.