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65 Second Hill Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
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Rigby Reading


The town of Stratford has adopted the Rigby Reading Program as part of our elemantary school curriculum.  Implementation of the program will begin for the 2007-2008 school year. For detailed information about our reading program click the bookworm below.

The web sites below will also provide you with valuable FREE information, activities, and stories to help your child become a successful life-long reader!

Reading Tips

Quite often, parents ask how they may help their children when they experience difficulty with reading texts. We want your child to enjoy the challenge of figuring words out themselves. Instead of telling them the word, or asking them to "sound it out", encourage them to do the following.

  • Check the picture.

  • Reread the sentence.

  • Use the beginning letter and sound.

  • Look for word chunks (spelling patterns).

  • Check your guess by saying the word slowly to see if it matches the letters.

Please help your child when he or she gets "stuck" or mispronounces a word by asking these questions:

  • Does it make sense? What would make sense?

  • Does that sound right?

  • Does that look right?

If, after all that hard work your chld is still "stuck", tell your child the word and continue to enjoy the book together. Remember, our goal is not just to teach children to read-we want them to LOVE to read!!!

FREE Reading Help

Taking your child/children to the library is a FREE family fun activity! Having a library card will give your child a sense of ownership and facilitate independence & responsibility. It will also provide your child with plenty of reading practice. The benefits are FANTASTIC! So what are you waiting for??? Go now and get your FREE library card and READ, READ, READ! 

Grade 1 Sight Words

Click on the link below for even MORE sight words