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Mrs. Gianna Cubellis » Welcome to Basic Skills Reading!!

Welcome to Basic Skills Reading!!

As a Basic Skills Reading teacher, I provide intervention to students who qualify for additional instruction to boost their reading skills. I look forward to working with teachers, students, and parents to make this year a success.

Reading is an essential skill we all need for a variety of purposes. In the age of information, it is important for students to learn to read both nonfiction and fictional text. This year, I plan to implement a strategy called, Close Reading. It is not a new one, but research has shown it's effectiveness in improving comprehension. Essentially, students read text repeatedly for different reasons. This deepens their understanding with each reading. My hope is to improve my students' reading skills so they can become more successful independent readers.

Working with the little ones (grades 1-2) allows me to introduce a variety of multi-sensory techniques. Students enjoy using many hands-on materials to help them blend words and take words apart. My goal is for these youngsters to gain the beginning reading skills to become prepared for the higher grades. I
provided a list of books and websites that children in grades 1-5 might enjoy to carry on literacy at home. Also, there are some apps that are great on the ipad for students in grade 1-3. These include: Big Cat Interactive Books by C.Collins, Hungry Monster (Phonics), Jungle Phonics, and Sentences. Check them out and enjoy!!!!!!