My name is Dawn Rossell and I am the Reading Specialist at Peter Muschal School.
This year I will be working with 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders who need a little extra help with their reading. We will be using the DIBELS assessment in order to identify our struggling readers. Students who qualify for extra reading support will be formally notified and then begin receiving extra reading instruction. The basic skills reading program uses Fundations by Wilson and Leveled Literacy Instruction by Fountas and Pinnell as well as a variety of other multisensory approaches to reading based on the students' needs. Students are pulled out of the regular classroom 5 days a week for 30 minutes to work in a small group setting. We do our best to work with the classroom teachers to ensure the students are receiving the best instruction possible.