MERIT / STARS
The STARS program (Strategies Targeted at Reading Success) supplies enrichment for kindergarten through second grade readers using the Orton-Gillingham approach as its foundation.
This highly structured program introduces the idea of breaking reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and then building on these skills over time. Students are involved in multi-sensory activities throughout this class to help strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension. Students use sight, hearing, touch and movement to connect language with letters and words. Low student/teacher ratios help with individualizing instruction for each student based on their needs with a 5:1 for the STARS program.
Kathy Sligh - STARS / Student Support Educator