Assets is an after school student enrichment program for 1st grade students identified as not at grade level in reading. Students are selected to participate in this program based on local assessments (Fountas & Pinnell level) and MAP scores (Fall MAP Reading). This program starts in October and runs through March. Students move in and out of Assets throughout the year based on ongoing formative assessments and Winter assessments at mid-year. Assets students meet from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Bus transportation is provided for those who need it.
The Asset Program follows the Four Blocks Literacy Framework. Two days are divided into Working with Words/ Vocabulary and Comprehension (Guided Reading). The third day is divided into Writing and SSR (Raz-Kids/SSR time and 1:1 student conferencing). Raz-Kids (a computer based leveled reading program) is used in the Asset program to help students become independent and fluent readers.
Asset teachers use multiple classroom materials, leveled readers, Reading A-Z printable books, and trade books to meet the needs of their students. With the addition of Raz-Kids to this program, students go to the computer lab once each week to engage in text and answer comprehension questions related to the text. This helps the Asset teacher to guide his/ her instruction.
We have found our Asset program to be very successful in promoting student grow in reading and look forward to working with your child. If you have questions at any time, please contact Mrs. Noof Alshahin Team Leader at 233-7868, or your child's Assets teacher.