• Reading/English Language Arts

    Skills are taught through a multi-text approach to reading utilizing fiction and non-fiction texts. The curriculum combines a literature-based approach to reading with direct instruction in reading skills. Students read age-appropriate novels related to the themes across the curriculum areas. In addition, poetry, short stories from basal reading books, and social studies textbooks are supplementary to the novels. Book projects, writing activities, research papers, and various activities are designed to develop the students' skills and processes as well as their higher-order thinking skills. The process writing approach for teaching composition skills addresses the grammar, usage and mechanics of the language in an integrated manner. All units of reading and English Language Arts contain objectives and skills that are evaluated using multiple assessment tools each nine weeks.
Last Modified on August 11, 2015