We believe that one reason Good Shepherd students become so excited about reading are our reading circles.
Students in the Beginner and Advanced classes will meet with their teacher for reading circle each day. They begin by using flashcards to learn vowels, then move on to consonants. These drills are designed to help the students learn their letters while also building confidence. After the student has passed all of their letters, they learn how to identify, pronounce, and read letter blends. Then they move on to words, and eventually short sentences.
Passing letters and Little Books is exciting for the children, and they are always eager to let everyone know when they have passed a new set of letters or book! Children are usually very eager to read their little book to others after they pass it and get to take it home.