Welcome to Mrs. Hocking's Web Page!
    My name is Angela Hocking and I am the Reading Specialist at
    West Hanover Elementary!  
    Hope everyone is staying busy and staying POSITIVE during this unexpected time off.
    We miss you all and can't wait to be back at school!
    In the meantime, keep READING at home and completing your RAH RAH Calendars.
    Here are a few things to do at home to keep your reading skills sharp:
    Kindergarten and First Grade:
    Take turns coming up with words that rhyme.  Keep track of how many words you get for each word family!
    Give your child 3 words, two that rhyme and one that doesn't.  See if they can pick out the one that doesn't rhyme.
    Example word families: am, an, all, ed, ip, it, op, ot, ug
    Phonemic Awareness:
    Ask your child to identify the first sound in a word using simple items around your house and outside.
    When they have mastered that, have them give you the last sound they hear.
    If that skill is secure, have your child "chop" the sounds in 2 and 3 sound words.
    ex: cat, bow, saw, map, dog
    If you are in one of my reading skills groups, please refer to the pages previously sent home to practice the skills we have been working on this year!
    Grades 2-5:
    Practice fluency by reading aloud to a parent, sibling, or even your pet!  
    Remember to read as though you are icing a cake- smooth and even, it isn't a race!  
    Even when you are independently reading, whisper read instead of only reading in your head.  
    When you come to words you don't know- what should you do?
    1. Look for parts of the words you recognize
    2. Notice if there are prefixes or suffixes in the word
    3. Piece all of those parts together and reread the sentence to see if it makes sense
    Many authors are doing read alouds of their books online!
    Check them out and follow along!
    There are also TONS of e-books you can download to your tablet.
    Now is the perfect time to catch up on more Magic Tree House books or any other book you haven't had time to read during the busy school year!
    Read like a champion each and every day!!
    Mrs. Hocking's Reading Skills Group Schedule for



    Morning Bus/Car Duty



    3rd Grade Reading Skills



    1st Grade Reading Skills



     AM Kdg Reading Skills



    2nd Grade Reading Skills



    5th Grade Reading Skills






    2nd Grade Reading Skills



    4th Grade Reading Skills



    PM Kdg Reading Skills






    Bus/Car Duty

    Here are some facts about me:
    This is my 20th year with Central Dauphin School District
    and my fourth at West Hanover.
    I have been a reading specialist for 14 years. 
    I graduated from Susquehanna Township High School.
    I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    from Bloomsburg University.
    My Master's Degree, Reading Certification, and ESL Certification 
    are from Penn State Harrisburg.
    Feel free to contact me at ahocking@cdschools.org
    or at 717-657-3210 x89205.


Last Modified on March 23, 2020