Reading Intervention

Our reading interventionists love reading and strive to develop independent, strategic readers who can think critically when reading a text, interpret and respond orally, and provide application in written text. At Beaverdam Elementary, we foster a love of reading and writing through authentic literacy experiences for each student. During classroom observations and ongoing assessments, teachers, the reading specialist, and administrators collect information about students’ strengths and areas of growth. This instructional data helps us determine resources that will help ensure students experience optimal growth through a variety of instructional opportunities. While our literacy instruction is based on our students’ needs, all instruction encompasses the Virginia Standards of Learning and Hanover County expectations. 

Two students reading booksOur interventionists, Mrs. Kanner and Mrs. Rohr, work with students, teachers, and families to help students achieve literacy goals and discover the joy of reading and writing. In addition to working with small groups of students, they also collaborate with teachers and provide resources as well as ongoing professional development to support and enrich literacy instruction in the classroom. 

Mrs. Kanner and Mrs. Rohr also provide supplementary instruction that best meets the needs of students who struggle to master certain learning objectives and need additional support. All intervention groups are flexible. Students receive intervention services as needed and may move in and out of groups according to their needs. Below are some of the intervention options available at Beaverdam Elementary School.

BES Reading Interventions

Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

This intervention provides supplemental reading instruction in a small group setting. Students read engaging, high-interest books from a variety of genres in LLI. During lessons, students read new and familiar texts, work with words, and participate in writing activities.

Literacy Groups Through SOL Tutors

Our SOL tutor, Dorothy White, is a former elementary school classroom teacher. She works alongside the reading specialist to provide supplemental instruction for students five days a week. The instruction may focus on a specific skill—such as spelling, fluency, or writing—or it may be a second dose of guided reading in a small group setting.


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