K, 1, and 2 Guided Reading Guide and Videos

K, 1, and 2 Guided Reading Guide and Videos
Posted on 11/19/2020

Dear Towne Families,

It is hard to believe that the first quarter of Virtual Learning has come and gone.  Everyone here at Towne is proud of our students and their perseverance through these unprecedented times!

In our last communication with families we shared with you some information regarding a reading benchmark.  This was a one-on-one assessment that helped us identify your student’s specific reading strengths and appropriate instructional reading level for literacy instruction. 

In order to keep the momentum going for the second quarter, we have created Guided Reading groups based on your child’s reading level that will allow for additional reading and support students in developing reading proficiency.  The small group model allows students to be taught in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs which will accelerate their progress. 

The goal of this program is to help our Towne students become independent, strategic readers.  When we understand reading behaviors, we can support students and give them exactly what they need to move forward.  In order to make this program as successful as possible, we need your help.  Among our staff, the mantra this year has been “even when we’re apart, we stick together” – it is our commitment to provide your child the best education we can together as a team, as a family.  Those words are just as important now as they were before, and they include you too! 

With that said, we have created a few short videos that will walk you through the process of Guided Reading, and what you can do at home to help your young reader.  These videos can be accessed on our school website under Towne Parents – Resources.  It is so important that we work together in this process to ensure our students become the best readers in Towne!


On behalf of our teachers and staff working with your child and their reading, we thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout this journey.

All the best,

Eugenia Koo – Principal

Timothy Marren – Assistant Principal

Leslie McLaughlin – ELA Department Chair

Wendy Graff – Reading Specialist