Literacy

Student reading at his desk

At Beaverdam Elementary, we foster a love of reading and writing through authentic literacy experiences for each student. We strive to develop independent and strategic readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators. Through classroom observations and ongoing assessments, the teacher, reading specialist, and administrators collect information about students’ strengths and areas of growth. This instructional data helps us determine resources that will 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.



Student reading at his desk

Our reading specialist, Mrs. Kanner, works with students, teachers, families, and the community to help students achieve literacy goals and discover the joy of reading and writing. Mrs. Kanner provides supplementary instruction that best meets the needs of our striving readers and writers. Students may receive these intervention services as needed and may move in and out of small groups according to their needs. In addition to working with small groups of students, she also collaborates with teachers and provides resources and ongoing professional development to support and enrich literacy instruction in the classroom. 

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