Hi! My name is Mrs. Appleton, and I’m a Reading Teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary. I instruct small groups of students through the implementation of reading interventions. The purpose of the interventions is to develop better independent readers in individual students. The focus of the interventions is the Five Big Ideas of Beginning Reading: (1) Phonemic Awareness (2) Phonics Instruction (3) Fluency (4) Vocabulary (5) Comprehension.
I truly believe that ALL students have strengths that can help them begin saying “I can!” instead of “I can’t!” or “I don’t know how to.”