Specialized Reading

Reading services are provided in the classroom, small group settings, and on an individualized basis. The Cove School's specialists assess students, and services are delivered based upon those assessments and the teachers' recommendations. Reading instruction focuses on decoding as students are taught the necessary strategies/rules to become proficient readers. In addition, vocabulary, word usage, fluency, and comprehension are key components of the comprehensive literacy program.  Explicit instruction at a student’s instructional reading level is essential to progress. The use of technology comprises another essential part of our reading program. Students learn to use technology to access and support reading. Examples of reading technology are: e-Books, integrated text to speech, Read&Write for Google, Bookshare's Read the Web tool, Voice Dream Reader for the iPad.