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 September 2017


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 Dear Saint Luke Families,

My name is Alyssa Roher and I am the reading specialist at Saint Luke School.  I have several years of experience working with students in grades K-8, and I am state certified in literacy.  I will be providing pull-out and push-in literacy support for students needing academic intervention. I will be working with students 1:1 and in small groups.

I believe learning should be purposeful and fun!   For early readers, I will be focusing on identifying letters and their sounds, sight words, fluency (good pacing and expression), and comprehension. For students who know their letters and sounds, I will be focusing on phonics (“word identification skills”- International Reading Association), sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

I think reading is also essential outside of school. Below are some fun activities:

Read books and magazines

Listen to e-books 

Play board games—Ex: Scrabble, Boggle, Monopoly, and Pictionary 

 Play letter/word Bingo 

Play Quiddler (card game with letters and numbers)

  Read a recipe and make it

 Read the lyrics to a song

 Write a song and sing it to a family member or friend

 Take a trip to a museum and record interesting facts

Take a walk in your neighborhood and record words that you are learning in school

Look at a photograph of someone and share how that person is feeling

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I look forward to a great year working with you as we build a strong home-school connection! I will be working closely with the classroom teachers as we support our students.  I can be reached at or at 718.746.3833.