ReadingAmerican Reading Children read for 30-45 minutes each day at their independent reading level. Each 15 minutes of reading is one step. The goal is to read two steps at school and two at home each day. Reading more steps is great! While students are reading, the teacher is able to work with small groups on reading skills and strategies.ELA Block - During the English Language Arts block the students read and write. We are working on helping the children achieve the grade level standards. The students read many fiction and informational texts. They learn about the characteristics of many genres.