At Fireside Elementary our focus is to meet each child where they are and provide targeted literacy support to help them grow, take risks, and feel successful. Research has shown that students learn at different paces, sometimes requiring additional exposure to literacy through a variety of multisensory activities and therefore our literacy intervention provides small group instruction to complement and enhance the learning happening in the classroom.
Students participating in our literacy intervention groups are immersed in an Orton Gillingham approach that incorporates explicit structured instruction through multisensory activities in reading, writing, and spelling. Groups meet daily to explore and manipulate sounds, read authentic text, and write with purpose. As part of Fireside community culture we also take time to celebrate our individual learning styles and learn how to advocate for our needs.