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    Welcome to Basic Skills Instruction!



    The goal of Basic Skills Instruction (BSI) is to give your child the skills and self-confidence they need to become independent, life-long learners.  BSI provides supplemental instruction in the areas of language, reading, and fine motor development.  Skills we work on include: 

    • Expressive and receptive language development

    • Vocabulary building

    • Concept development & readiness skills

    • Alphabet recognition

    • Letter formation

    • Rhyming and alliteration

    • Phonemic awareness skills- the ability to hear and manipulate sounds in words

    • Sight words

    • Reading leveled texts (when students are ready)


    As a result, your child will: 

    • Learn capital and lower-case letters and sounds

    • Learn how to form letters correctly

    • Segment words into sounds

    • Blend sounds to create words

    • Practice becoming a fluent reader.

    • Comprehend details from stories and informational text.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to send in a note, email me, or leave a message on my voicemail.  My phone number is 856-652-2700, ext,8219.  My email is cowens@gpsd.us.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.



    Carrie Owens

    BSI Teacher




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Last Modified on September 19, 2023