Tonya Byrd - Teacher Leadership Specialist

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Tonya Byrd


Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by to visit my page! I'm the Teacher Leadership Specialist at Viewmont.  I am very blessed to work with such a great group of educational leaders!

So, what does a Teacher Leadership Specialist do?  Well, I feel I have the very best of both worlds because I get to work with students, parents, and teachers to support student learning. Let's take a look at a few things we can do to grow your child as a reader...

First off, did you know reading aloud is one of the best reading activities you can do to help your child be a successful reader?  When you read to your child, you are modeling fluency; developing their vocabulary; and if you talk about the book after you finish, you are helping them to comprehend what they read!  If you have a kindergarten through second grade student, these pre-reading skills are crucial for becoming a fluent reader.

But wait, studies show that reading aloud to older children can also improve their reading skills.  You can read a book together, each reading a page or chapter, to help strengthen their accuracy, fluency, and comprehension!

Below are a you links you may find helpful in working with your child to increase their reading ability.  

Dolch Word List
Fry's Fluency Phrases
Reading Rockets - Launching Young Readers

Lastly, did you know Viewmont has purchased several online tools to help your child become a better reader at home?  See your child's teacher to find out more about these great resources!


Tonya Byrd
Teacher Leadership Specialist
(828)324-7049 EXT 141