Reading support at NISC
At Northbridge, teachers and administrators know how important reading support can be for struggling readers. That’s why supporting struggling readers is a priority at NISC. Primary teachers assess students’ reading levels multiple times a year and also check that their pupils know the appropriate sounds associated with the letters they are learning. If there is any deficit in the sounds students can recognize, NISC provides support from our dedicated phonics professional.
If a student needs reading support, the reading specialist works with that student twice a week and customizes lessons that target the student’s specific needs. The reading specialist, the phonics professional, the literacy coach, the learning support coordinator, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinator, and the classroom teacher work closely together to ensure that their combined efforts properly support the student.
After several weeks of reading support, students are assessed again to see what progress was made. If no progress is evident, the NISC learning team investigates further and proceeds with alternate avenues of support.