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By Hannah Romero

Monroe Elementary is focused on phonics


December 14, 2023

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The peer tutoring program pairs older elementary students with kindergarteners to get extra practice with reading.

When it comes to teaching elementary children, one of the most important skills to build is the ability to read. And when it comes to teaching reading, Monroe Elementary is building on a phonics-based system and finding new ways to help students succeed.

Several members of Monroe's staff spoke to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees at Tuesday night's meeting to share more information about the Sounds to Spelling program the school has been using.

"I really do think that we're going to start seeing huge improvements with our reading scores because of this phonics...

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