Sorrick Asset Program
Assets is an after school student enrichment program for 1st grade students identified as not at grade level in reading or math. Students are selected to participate in this program based on local assessments (Fountas & Pinnell level) and MAP scores (Kindergarten Spring MAP). This 3 day a week 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. Asset students meet three days a week for an hour each day from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Bus transportation is provided for those that need bus service.
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 the asset program, students go to the computer lab once each week to engage in text, answer comprehension questions related to the text, and complete running records (monthly). This helps the Asset teacher to guide his/ her instruction.
We have found our Assets 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. Stephanie Johnson, Team Leader at 233-5797, or your child's Assets teacher.