Our literacy curriculum is purposefully designed so students become powerful readers and writers who read and write for real reasons - to advocate for themselves and others, to deepen their own and others’ knowledge, to illuminate the lives they live and the world they are a part of. Please visit our Literacy page for more information on our core beliefs, resources, curriculum pacing, units of study, and research base on which our literacy curriculum rests.
- Tell Me A Story - Build Your Child's Vocabulary
- Read Together - Developing Young Readers
- Becoming a Better Writer
- Links to Elem/MS/HS Literacy Websites
- Ten Core Principles of Reading and Writing
- What to expect in our classrooms
- K-4 Reading & Writing Units of Study: Scope and Sequence
- Chappaqua Public Library
- TC Reading & Writing Project Support for Families
Reading workshop includes explicit instruction and modeling, guided practice, independent practice and a time to reflect and share. The reading workshop includes time for explicit whole class instruction and also allows ample time for students to practice independently with authentic text. Through a predictable, consistent structure, reading workshop carefully builds a community of learners. ...READ MORE...
Writing workshop is bases on the belief that students should see themselves as writers and be deeply involved in writing. Through direct teacher instruction, independent efforts at writing, and collaboration with peers, students learn how to incorporate elements of craft, write in different genres revise and edit their work. All of this takes place within a community of writers as it is essential that students share their pieces with others throughout the writing process. ...READ MORE...
Learning about words in terms of sounds, letters and meaning is vital to any literacy program. Word Study encompasses phonemic awareness, phonics, word analysis and vocabulary. Word Study provides students an opportunity to manipulate words and parts of words in meaningful and enjoyable activities. ...READ MORE...
Writing workshop is bases on the belief that students should see themselves as writers and be deeply involve. ...READ MORE...