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Department Chair:  Mrs. Jennell Ikner
The ability to read widely, think critically and strategically, and communicate is essential. As a result, the Ransom Middle School Reading Department believes that literacy is critical to a child’s education and promotes an appreciation for lifelong learning and a love of reading. We believe in a balanced approach to teaching literacy. This approach allows for substantial time for authentic reading, writing and discussion. A balanced approach to literacy instruction is characterized by the following research based practices:  explicitly modeling reading and writing strategies, providing extensive time for purposeful reading, writing, speaking and listening experiences,providing opportunities which promote critical and creative discussions around a shared text and using on-going and varied assessment tools to differentiate instruction.
Contact Holly Goforth  Holly Goforth Reading Instructor
Contact Melissa Holloway  Melissa Holloway Reading Instructor
Contact Jennell Ikner  Jennell Ikner Reading Instructor
Contact Natalie Lackey  Natalie Lackey Reading Instructor