Holly Academy believes and recognizes that successful readers become successful lifelong learners. It is our responsibility to provide students the tools needed to become successful readers and learners.
Our reading program begins in kindergarten as we systematically introduce, practice, and begin to master sounds and symbols in our language, through teaching of phonics and phonemic awareness. Comprehension of what is read is equally important. Just recognizing and/or reading words is not useful if what’s read is not understood.
Comprehension skills are taught, modeled, practiced, and evaluated at every grade level. All genres of reading are presented to students: informational, narrative, novels, poetry, drama, etc. Active participation is encouraged throughout the grades.