Power Hour at Wilson ElementaryPublished by bj.wright on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:10
As you walk through the halls of Wilson Elementary you may see a small group of students working on phonics in the lunch room, another group working on comprehension skills in the library, and several other groups working on literacy skills in rooms that otherwise would be empty. Many of the grade level teams have started teaching literacy skills in what is known as a “Power Hour.” According to the second grade team, Power Hour is a time when all students receive instruction at their ability level. Student are organized into small groups to ensure each student is given an opportunity to make significant progress. The lessons each group participate in are targeted for individual students to ensure these students are making continual progress in reading. When asked about "Power Hour" Second-grade teacher LeighAnn Penrod said, "I'm so excited to see the reading progress that ALL 2nd graders are making!"