Guided Reading is small group reading instruction designed to provide differentiated teaching that supports 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, accelerating their progress.  Please watch this video to get an overview of Guided Reading, its purpose, and how it works in the classroom.  Guided Reading is something that all of our kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade students engage in weekly with their teachers.

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Accuracy refers to reading without mistakes.  This video contains some tips and tricks that you can use when reading with your child in order to improve their accuracy.  Having your child read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day outside of the classroom will also help to improve accuracy.

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Fluency is the link between recognizing words and understanding them.  Effective readers can make the link between words, sounds, and meaning more quickly.   This video details how you can help to improve your child's fluency when reading together with them.

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Comprehension is the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate what the reader already knows.  This video will provide tools to assist your child with understanding and interpretation of what is read.

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In accordance with federal and state guidelines under the McKinney/Vento Act, Franklin Towne Charter Schools are committed to removing barriers to education that face students experiencing homelessness.

  • Do the members of your household lack a permanent address?
  • Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement?
  • Have you moved in with another family (doubled up) due to a lack of housing?
  • Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis?
  • Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household?

If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions, please contact your child's counselor.