Spotlight on Specialists!
My name is Mrs. Enck and I am a reading specialist at our school. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with my family. During my tenure in the Southern School District, I have taught various grade levels at all three elementary schools. I am proud to call Shrewsbury my home and love working with the students, teachers and parents in our building!
I have always had a passion for teaching reading. As a reading specialist, I teach Kindergarten through sixth grade and work collaboratively with the classroom teachers to ensure the skills and standards taught in the classroom are carried through in my small intervention groups. These groups are flexible and are based on individual student needs.
In the primary grades, we are focusing on early literacy skills, such as decoding and encoding. Another focus is building early connections to text through shared reading and writing experiences which focus students’ attention on textual evidence. We are also working on reading fiction and nonfiction text with accuracy and fluency. It is exciting to watch our little ones put all these skills together as they learn how to read on their own!
Our intermediate students are learning how to read more complex text and to write lengthy responses to their reading. This can be in the form of a short answer response or TDA (text dependent analysis) which requires students to dive deeper into the text through close reading opportunities. We help students to read critically and analyze the author’s purpose while unfolding multiple layers of meaning in vocabulary and comprehension. Our goal is to help give all of our students the tools and strategies needed to help them become lifelong readers.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss