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In Northside, we follow a balanced literacy framework that includes the explicit and systematic teaching of foundational literacy skills.  The instructional components within our balanced literacy framework promote the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student.  Our students engage in literacy learning during read alouds of mentor texts, shared and performance reading/writing, mini lessons, small group instruction, and independent reading/writing. 

Hatchett ES Reading Specialist

Reading Language Arts at Hatchett ES

At Hatchett Elementary, literacy is taught through the reading and writing workshop model.  Our approach to literacy is research based and incorporates explicit and systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, word study, comprehension, writing and handwriting. 

During our designated time for reading/ language arts instruction, we have a dedicated intervention time.  This intervention time is utilized for small group instruction and intervention for students needing additional support. 

Our teachers have been trained in and utilize the following interventions:

  • Open Court 
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Istation 

In addition, our Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are also trained in Heggerty. 

Our campus Reading Specialist is trained in the following dyslexia interventions: 

  • Take Flight
  • Open Court
  • The Herman Method
  • Lexia
  • Fast Track Word Work
  • Early Reading Intervention

Hatchett Elementary strives to promote life-long literacy and empower students to become lifelong readers and writers. 


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