• Literacy

    Balanced Literacy


    Focus is on two essential areas; reading and writing.  Children are engaged in a variety of activities wherein these two areas are not compartmentalized, but combined to support student learning.

    The building blocks of the reading instruction include:

             -Read aloud

             -Shared reading

             -Guided reading

             -Literature study

             -Independent reading

             -Word study and analysis


    The building blocks of the writing instruction include:

             -Shared writing

             -Interactive writing

             -Guided writing

             -Independent writing

             -Word study

    Many ongoing projects will integrate technology along with these reading and writing components.