For the “at-home connection” in reading, Wakefield Elementary has Pre-K thru 6th grade book carts. Every student's benchmark score is established either by Mrs. Manz, Reading Specialist or the classroom teacher. A letter (independent reading level - A - Z) is assigned to students and that letter guides students to the correct box - a "good fit" book. Students are allowed to choose one book to take home and read each night. If a book is too easy, we CELEBRATE that fact (ask your first grader about "easy parties)! Then we try to move the student to a level that is more appropriate so they can read independently with ease and for enjoyment. Students return the book to school the next day, read it to someone, and (if ready) check out a new book.
EVERYONE has the opportunity to read!