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    Mrs. Burkhalter, Mrs. Richmond, & Mrs. Tripp 

    are RTI/MTSS Reading teachers at Bradley East Elementary.

    You can contact us @ 815-933-2233 or email us @ lburhaulter@bradleyschools.com, lrichmond@bradleyschools.com or Jtripp@bradleyschools.com

    We look forward to hearing from you!!:)


    Students in the Reading RTI small group intervention program

    recieve extra reading help in the

    "Reading Room."

    This instruction is in addition to their core classroom reading instruction.

    Students read various genre which includes, but are not limited to;

    Fiction, Non Fiction, poetry, music and chants,

    to support their reading development. 

    Early literacy is crucial for reading development as we focus on

    5 areas of reading during their extra instruction.

    These 5 areas of reading include;

    Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, & Vocabulary.


    To support your child's reading success it is essencial that you have your child read the books sent home in their, purple, red, or yellow pouch, to an adult every night & return these books in their pouch everyday. This is an important part of your child's overall reading success. Most importantly, enjoy listening to your child read to you.  Have a conversation with them discussing the problem, sequence of events, characters, setting, details, funny parts, & favorite parts of the story with your child.

    **Most importantly you & your child can enjoy this time reading together as they are only this age once. "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." -Emillie Buchwald  Cuddling up with your child next to you, while listening to them read and you to them will instill a love for life long reading & learning and form a parent child bond of loving memories that will last a life time!

  • Reading Strategies for Home AND School
    1. Look at the picture. Think what the story is about.
    2. Use your pointing finger. Touch the first letter of each word.
    3. Get your mouth ready for the letter you are touching.
    4. What word would make sense?
    5. If it doesn't make sense or look right... go back.
    6. Chunk the word.
    (Chunks are parts of words you know.)
    (Use them to make it easier than sounding out words)
    7. Is there something you know about the word?
    Does it have an ending?
    A chunk?
    8. Skip the word. Finish the sentence, go back and try again.
  • Read! Read! Read!