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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Suess 
 "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
-Maya Angelou

Nancy Braunstein- Reading Recovery, ASAP Reading K-2
(908) 753-5300 Ext: 6519
     Welcome to Mrs. Braunstein's web page. I am an ASAP (Accelerating Student Academic Progress) reading teacher for grades K-2nd  at Woodland School. 1st and 2nd grade reading groups meet everyday for 30 minutes. Instruction is provided as a pull-out program in small groups of three or four students.
     I also teach Reading Recovery which is a first grade early intervention reading program. My role as a reading teacher at Woodland is to support our youngest students and assist them in becoming successful readers and writers. Children differ in their acquisition of literacy skills, so my job is to make this difficult task of learning to read and write a bit easier by offering extra assistance one-on-one in the Reading Recovery program and in small groups in the ASAP program.
ASAP reading students use LLI from Fountas and Pinnell
 Reading and Writing skills addressed through the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention). LLI Reading Systems are based on 15 key principles to support readers.
  1. LLI engages students with high interest, well written texts in a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres that have been leveled by Fountas and Pinnell.
  2. LLI increases students reading volume by engaging them in large amounts of daily successful reading.
  3. LLI provides students with choice in reading material to increase motivation.
  4. LLI enables new learning by matching the text to the reader's instructional reading level.
  5. LLI supports the development of independent, self-initiating, self-regulatory behaviors.
  6. LLI provides large amounts of expository text reading (60% nonfiction/40% fiction).
  7. LLI helps students think deeply about texts and derive the larger ideas from their reading.
  8. LLI helps students focus on comprehension and monitor their reading through metacognitive attention that supports deeper understanding of fiction and informational texts.
  9. LLI provides intensive and dynamic study of words to increase students' ability to rapidly solve them while reading and writing.
  10. LLI focuses on systematic, intentional vocabulary development.
  11. LLI promotes smooth, phrased reading that moves along at a good pace.
  12. LLI focuses the intervention on oral language development by providing structures to promote meaningful student talk.
  13. LLI uses writing to support and extend comprehension.
  14. LLI supports the specific needs of English language learners.
  15. LLI provides a great deal of student support through explicit, direct instruction with a small teacher-student ratio.
It is very important to continue reading aloud to your child, even when they can read by themselves.

ASAP Reading students and Reading Recovery students should read their books to an adult every night, even on the weekends. Then discuss the literary elements and retell the most important parts of the book.

 Because reading is a complex skill that develops over a lifetime, teachers alone are not enough.  Learning to read begins when you talk with and listen to your children, and especially when you read with them and let them see you reading for your own enjoyment.  In doing just those few things, you teach your children the most important lessons about reading.(Becoming a Nation of Readers) 

 If you have any questions, feel free to call any time.
(908) 753-5300 ext. 6519

 Mrs. Braunstein
Reading Recovery, ASAP Reading K-2