Creative Classroom Services is a NYCDOE Contracted ARRA approved vendor!
CREATIVE CLASSROOM SERVICES (formerly CREATIVE SCHOOL SERVICES) has quickly become one of the most requested professional development providers in NYC and the greater region.
The EDUCATION SPECIALISTS are not only experts in their fields, but combine to form a powerful team of whole-school change agents who tailor their talents to the needs of YOUR school.
With this much experience in one place, offering such a diverse menu of support CREATIVE CLASSROOM SERVICES
should be the first place you call when your focus is student achievement and pedagogical development.
CREATIVE CLASSROOM SERVICES has created a structured plan based on scientific research, underpinned with assessments based on foundational skills and strategic phonemic centers, to provide a clear pathway for literacy improvement.
The release of NCCDOE LITERACY EXPECTATIONS- Goals and System Supports, 2022-2023 further supported that our plan was on the right pathway. Our unique strategic plan was designed to strengthen the recommendations of the Science of Reading through embedding phonics and phonemic instruction into every K-2 classroom. The initiative is aimed to raise awareness and establish a shared base of reasoning though developing an understanding of the intricacies of woven literacy strands epitomized in Scarborough’s Reading Rope. This model assists teachers understanding that Word Recognition and Language Comprehension, each comprised of several small strands, are woven together to become a rope that represents complete skilled reading.
This information is paramount to the understanding, that as schools move away from the 3 Cuing system of Balanced Literacy, and underpins that reading instruction needs to be a multilayered blueprint.
CREATIVE CLASSROOM SERVICES has assisted schools and districts with this major shift in literacy instruction, and can provide your organization with a detailed blueprint for the major adaptations to assist the growth of all readers.
Contact us for more information about how embedding Science of Reading at your school can happen quickly and effectively!
THE SCIENCE AND LOVE OF READING
We still need our libraries!
The goal of science-based reading instruction is for students to be able to read any book of their interest. Research is clear that unless students are explicitly taught foundational skills and have plentiful opportunities to build background knowledge and vocabulary, they will not have access to a wide variety of texts and will therefore be unable to discover joy, wonder or solace in books. Ultimately, the Science of Reading is inextricably linked to the love of reading. Schools and classrooms should also maintain robust libraries and library systems, find space and time for student choice, celebrate students' reading and writing accomplishments, and partner with families on reading routines that can be implemented at home.