Fisher's Landing has two reading specialists that provide support to children in the Learning Assistance Program (LAP). Mrs. Asbridge and Mrs. Stoller provide small group instruction to students during the school day. This instruction is provided in addition to the regular classroom reading instruction. Our goal is to raise the student's reading level to meet grade level standards.
The Student Indentification Process:
If your child is referred to LAP Reading for testing by his classrom teacher, this means that he is new to our school or didn't meet end of year grade level standards from the previous school year. The LAP teachers will test students to see whether they qualify for the program. If your child qualifies, you will receive a letter informing you of this fact. We test many students throught out the school year. Many do not qualify for extra help and sometimes students must wait until there is space available. If your child qualifies and is placed, he/she will come to LAP with a group of students usually from his/her classroom.
After Placement: Students are placed in groups according to reading level and/or skill need. Teachers and students work on a variety of strategies and skills to help boost the reading abilities of students. Teachers constantly monitor student progress. It is not unusual for students to leave the LAP program after half a year. Many students stay for a couple of years in order to bridge the gap between their ability level and that of the state standard. Students usually enjoy coming to LAP.