Mrs. Hinkley-Gordon

Mrs. Hinckley-Gordon

Mrs. Hinckley-Gordon
Lorene Hinckley-Gordon

As a Title 1 Literacy teacher, I work with first grade students in Reading Recovery.  Reading Recovery is an intensive, 20 week,  early intervention program which provides students with daily, individual, 30 minute lessons.

Guided Reading Plus groups are offered to students who are in need of literacy support in first and second grades, 4-5 days a week.

Oral language groups and early literacy learning  are the services provided to Kindergarten students this year.

Reading Recovery Lessons consist of:

• Reading several familiar books
• Reading a story that was read for the first time the day before
• Working with letters and/or words using magnetic letters
• Writing a sentence or two
• Assembling a cut-up sentence
• Reading a new book

Guided Reading Plus groups in first grade look very similar to Reading Recovery, except in a group setting.  Second grade groups work with higher level texts, developing comprehension strategies and refining reading and writing skills.  Kindergarten groups vary on need (oral language development, letter and word knowledge, concepts about print, and early reading behaviors).

Each day, first and second grade students bring home a bag with several books that have been read during their lessons. Parents are asked to listen to their children read daily and support them with their literacy learning.

Home Connections:
Reports of progress are sent home in your child’s report card each ranking period. Literacy teachers meet with parents at conference time to discuss each child’s progress. In addition,  Albion’s Title 1 team offers a variety of events to support literacy and math within the home.

A fall information night is our first annual event. This year, parents met to discuss our Title 1 School-Parent compact and math activities for home. Students heard the book “How Rocket Learned to Read” and each student received their own copy to add to their book shelf at home. Then, pictures were taken in a photo booth! What fun!

Our next event will be held in late winter. In a scavenger hunt format, students, parents and siblings will all “find” books that they would like to keep. Math activities, snacks, and parent resources will also be available.

Lastly, a summer kick-off program will be held in early June. Parents will leave with activities and resources to use at home to help their children avoid the “summer slide”.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Happy Reading!