Reading

ReadyGEN™ is a comprehensive English language arts curriculum that will help our students meet the expectations set by the Common Core State Standards. ReadyGEN uses topically organized text sets and highly engaging routines to build students’ knowledge and promote sustained critical thinking. With ReadyGEN, we are preparing our students for everything!

In addition to ReadyGEN™, teachers use guided reading groups to provided direct targeted instruction at every child's individual instructional level.  Students are homogeneously grouped by reading level and work in groups of nor more than six.  Their teacher, who has devised questions to elicit information about the students' reading comprehension, tracks their progress and continues to target their areas of need until students demonstrate they have overcome that need and move them to the next reading level.

Writing

We use Teachers College Units of Study in Writing to provide our teachers the teaching points, minilessons, conferences, and small group work needed to teach a comprehensive workshop curriculum in opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing.  The early grades use Handwriting Without Tears to develop their penmanship in order to communicate their thoughts clearly and effectively.