• Grade Level Expectations For

    LES Fifth Graders

    2017-2018

     

    The South Carolina Read to Succeed Act became law in 2014. The intent of this law is to ensure all students have the reading skills necessary to become college and career ready. This law includes significant changes regarding promotion and retention of third grade students.

     

    Your child will be tested in the Fall and Spring of 2017-18 and these are the benchmark expectations:

    Benchmark expectations for our first graders using Fountas & Pinnell:

    Aug./Sept.- Level S

    Nov./Dec.- Level T

    Feb./Mar.- Level U

    May- Level V

     

    The Fountas & Pinnell Assessment was administered during the 2016-2017 school year to all students at Lugoff  in grades 1-3 in preparation for the new state law.

    (Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student’s independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.)  Heinemann 2017

     

    For more information visit: http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/bas/

     

    Lugoff Elementary’s Action Plan for students will include:

     

    1. Small group instruction in reading with flexible grouping
    2. Teaching Lucy Calkin’s Reading Units of Study
    3. Leveled classroom libraries
    4. School wide literacy room with leveled texts
    5. School wide reading incentives
    6. “Count” on ~ reading buddies
    7. Power Word of the Week
    8. Literacy endorsements coursework for staff
    9. Support from school based Literacy Coach




    Lugoff  Elementary School

    994 Ridgeway Road

    Lugoff, SC 29078

    803-438-8018




    Administration:  

    Principal-Dr. Melissa Lloyd

    Assistant Principal-Adele Dixon




    5th Grade Teachers:

    Megan Barlow

    Cindy Grant

    Barbara Keith-Ledbetter

    Tammy Lynch

    Melody Johnson



    Literacy Coach/ Reading Interventionist :

    Hope Robinson