A minimum of two and half hours a day is spent on this subject area. Teachers in grades K-5 use a balanced literacy approach which teaches phonemic awareness, phonics, reading, and writing skills in a way that builds skills needed to become a successful reader. We also have an extensive tradebook collection that enhances our integrated curriculum. We utilize strategies such as the use of word walls, journal writing, high interest level books, and Accelerated Reader.
The Title I teacher and assistants make it possible to have smaller reading groups. In addition, the Title I teacher organizes a group of Book Buddies, education students from Lynchburg College, who tutor students in reading twice a week before school during the spring semester. Selected students also have the opportunity to read to therapy dogs to reinforce reading skills.
T. C. MIller students have the opportunity to participate in two Lynchburg City Schools intersessions. During these intersessions we offer STEAM integrated, high interest remediation and enrichment opportunities for 3-5 grade students.