Reading Specialists

Reading Intervention at the Primary


TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. - Author Unknown

Our intervention program starts in kindergarten. Our goal is to serve students who show difficulty with literacy skills. Early reading intervention helps students who are identified as needing additional support in reading. These students will receive instruction from a certified reading specialist who has completed Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) training.

For the most at-risk readers, we offer Reading Recovery, a research-based program developed by Marie Clay for the most struggling first graders. LLI intervention is a small group supplementary intervention designed for children who find reading and writing difficult. LLI groups are offered in kindergarten, first, and second grade.

In kindergarten, students will work daily for 30 minutes in small groups of three with a reading specialist. During the LLI lesson they will read, write and identify letters, read and practice sight words and write simple stories.

In first grade we offer two different reading intervention programs. Reading Recovery students meet one-on-one for 30 minutes every day with a reading specialist. Students read familiar books, work with words and letters, write stories and read new books. The other program, LLI, consists of a group of three students who meet with a reading specialist for 30 minutes every day. During that time students will read familiar and new books, work with words and sounds and write about what was read.

LLI in second grade consists of a reading specialist meeting every day for 30 minutes with groups of three struggling reading students. These students will read familiar and new books, work with words and sounds and write about what was read.


The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr.Seuss I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Reading Department Teachers

Mrs. Jennifer Rife
jrife@gcasd.org
(717) 597-3226 ext. 40112

Mrs. Kristine Shreffler
kshreffler@gcasd.org
(717) 597-3226 ext. 40110

Mrs. Amy Wilson
awilson@gcasd.org
(717) 597-3226 ext. 40550

Dr. Robert Crider
Chief Educational Officer
(717) 597-3226 ext. 50512
bcrider@gcasd.org


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