Reading Resource - Courtney Dryer

Ms. Courtney Dryer


Hi!  I am the Spell Read teacher here at Maple Elementary.  This is my 19th year of teaching.  I have been a Reading Resource teacher for the past 9 years.  Before that, I was a 3rd grade classroom teacher.  Besides reading, I am very passionate about animals.  I have 2 beautiful, long-haired kitties, Cassie and Recess.  I bet you can't guess how Recess got his name!  ;)

Spell Read is an intensive and highly structured reading intervention program that meets daily in a small group setting.  The small group works on phonics, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, and writing.  The goal is to build mastery, accuracy and automaticity.  The lessons are broken down into three parts (Linguistic, Active Reading, and Writing).  Students should be reading each evening, as well as practicing their "speed packs".  The "speed packs will come home after a few weeks.