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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Butler
Reading Specialist - Nelson Prairie


Storytown Strategic 

The Storytown Strategic Intervention is a research based reading intervention developed to support New Lenox School District’s core literacy program, Harcourt Storytown.  The program is designed to improve comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonemic awareness, and phonics.  Students will participate in small group reading activities specifically designed to improve their understanding as they read.  Students will learn comprehension strategies as they read fiction and nonfiction texts. 

Read Live

Read Live is a research based reading intervention designed to improve fluency.  This program is computer based and offers a variety of nonfiction passages for students to read.  Students will participate in activities specifically designed to improve how accurately, quickly, and expressively they read.  


Fundations is a research based reading intervention designed to teach the structure of words and language.  Students learn to decode (read) and encode (spell) words.

Word Warm-Ups

 This systematic and explicit phonics program teaches students to decode and encode one-, two-, and three-syllable words easily.  Students build mastery and automaticity in phonics and decoding using the research-based Word Warm Ups intervention.

Sound Partners

 Sound Partners is an explicit, balanced, phonics-based program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills. This intervention improves phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling skills.