At Lanier Christian Academy a strong emphasis is place on developing a love of reading at an early age. Studies have shown time and again that children who learn to love reading at an early age will go on to become lifelong readers. Students who are readers are better writers and in turn perform higher on standardized testing. In short, reading is a key factor in a child’s future academic success.
The reading curriculum begins with phonics based instruction, development of fluency, and a variety of comprehension strategies. Reading instruction is enhanced through Scholastic Reading Counts. Students strengthen independent reading skills by choosing books to read and taking computer based comprehension quizzes. Various incentive programs are implemented throughout the year encourage and reward students as they develop reading skills.
Students are assigned two grade level summer reading books and encouraged to participate in summer reading programs. Summer reading motives children to continue reading and maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.