Students having difficulty meeting grade level standards in language arts in second through sixth grade are provided an opportunity to participate in an after school intensive reading program that meets three afternoons a week. This is an individualized computer based program, Lexia/CORE 5, designed to help students improve their reading skills in the areas of fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling and writing. After students are assessed and introduced to the program, they will spend each day rotating at twenty minute intervals between small group instruction and reading with the teacher; comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary activities on the computer; and independent reading, listening, and writing follow-up activities. The classes are taught by Woodbury teachers and support staff.
Additionally, for students who are considered to be beginning or early intermediate fluency in English learners, Sheltered English instruction is provided focusing on language acquisition and improving reading decoding, fluency, and comprehension.