With a recommendation from the 504 or ARD committee, students at Boles Middle School and Boles High School who are identified with dyslexia may receive instruction utilizing the Take Flight program from the campus dyslexia specialist. These classes take the place of one elective during their school day.
What are the 5 components of effective reading instruction?
- Phonemic Awareness – Follows established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns.
- Phonics – Provides a systematic approach to single word decoding. Students learn 96 grapheme-phoneme correspondences.
- Fluency – Uses research-proven directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases, and passages to help students read a newly encountered text more fluently.
- Vocabulary – Features multiple word learning strategies (definitional, structural, contextual) and explicit teaching techniques with application in the text. Students learn 87 affixes with an emphasis on English morphology. Students learn Latin roots and Greek combining forms.
- Reading Comprehension – Teaches students to explicitly use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies for narrative and expository text.
How often do students receive instruction?
The two-year program is taught 5 days a week ( 45 minutes per day) or four days per week (60 minutes per day) and is intended for small group instruction for 1-6 students. Take Flight includes 132 lessons with a total of 230 hours of direct instruction.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss