Ms. Carol Stout


Ms. Linda Mendenhall (Not Pictured)

In RTI classes, the students focus on the five essential elements of reading:  phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.


Kindergarten students concentrate on learning the letters of the alphabet, letter sounds, “popcorn” vocabulary words, and fine motor skills activities to prepare for eye-hand coordination and writing skills.  They also participate in activities which help them learn to focus, pay attention to details and follow directions.


Students in first through third grades concentrate on studying vocabulary words from their weekly vocabulary lists.  They also review and learn word attack skills to help them identify new and bigger words as their reading skills grow.  They will also have plenty of writing activities to help their composition skills.


Students in kindergarten through third grade listen to stories read aloud to model fluency and to encourage a love for reading.