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What is the FROG Room?
What is the FROG Room?
FROG stands for Fluent Reading Our Goal. FROG helps support students to be successful in their classroom and meet challenging state standards. Harrison Elementary School provides the FROG program which supports students with supplemental reading instruction.
How does my child qualify for FROG Room services?
Students are selected to receive services through multiple assessments and teacher observations. For students in grades K-2, the areas assessed include letter recognition, phonemic awareness (letter sounds), phonics, initial sounds, segmenting (breaking words into individual sounds), and reading fluency. For students in grades 3-5, the areas assessed include phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension.
What does a typical day in the FROG Room look like?
Students receiving FROG services meet several times a week for small-group instruction where they use research-based interventions. Services may include pull-out for small group instruction in the FROG room and/or "push-in" with the FROG staff going into the classrooms to work with students. Lessons are pre-planned and focus on skills specific to the child's needs. Groups typically last 30 minutes and students are still involved in direct classroom instruction, recess, and specials (PE, Art, and Music).
Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI): External Site
The LLI system is a small-group, supplementary literacy intervention designed to provide powerful lessons. Through systematically designed lessons and original, engaging leveled books, LLI supports learning in both reading and writing and helps students expand their knowledge of language, words, and how they work. Lessons across the systems progress from level A (beginning reading in kindergarten) through level Z (represents abilities at the middle and secondary level).
Each level of LLI provides:
- Combination of reading, writing, and phonics/word study
- Emphasis on teaching for comprehension strategies
- Explicit attention to genre and to the features of nonfiction and fiction texts
- Specific work on sounds, letters, and words in activities designed to help students notice the details of written language and learn how words "work"
- Explicit teaching for fluent and phrased reading
- Use of writing about reading for the purpose of communicating and learning how to express ideas for a particular purpose and audience
Scholastic "Raise a Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading"
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