Mrs. Lincoln

Gail Lincoln

Gail Lincoln

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.

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 fiction and non-fiction texts,, developing comprehension strategies and refining reading and writing skills. 

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,  Benton’s Title 1 team offers a variety of events to support literacy and math within the home. 

A Fall Information Night was our first annual event. This year, parents met to discuss our Title 1 School-Parent Compact, strategies for parents to support their child in literacy, and math activities for home. Students received the book, Bedtime Math; This Time It's Personal, and a 100's Math Chart and activities!  The students were entertained by Earth Jams Music while their parents met with the Title 1 staff!  What fun!

Our next event will be held in the spring at our student led conferences.  Parents will meet with their child in their classroom to share  their portfolio of academic success.  Students will receive a gift certificate to the Spring School Book Fair.  They will be able to choose books with their parents to support literacy at home.   The Title 1 staff will have an informational table set up to meet with parents, and provide them with additional resources to enhance and support literacy and math for their children.

Lastly, a summer kick-off program will be held in early May. 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!