Kindergarten students using hands on materials like magnet letters to learn phonics.
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Hoover Elementary School's approach to English Language Arts incorporates strong phonics instruction at each student's level, as well as an emphasis on increasing academic vocabulary and comprehension of complex text. Teachers utilize EL Education learning modules for reading and writing. Teachers tailor instruction to the needs of individual students through small group instruction. At Hoover, we also use an online reading program, iReady which is adaptive to the learning needs of each individual student. Each class has an extra instructor to support with SIPPS to accelerate student growth in reading.