• Reading


    Literature and Reading Instruction:
    • Novels, non-fiction texts, short stories and poetry are vehicles used to drive active reading.  These skills include inferencing, connecting, visualizing, questioning, evaluating, and determining importance.
    • A focus will be on written responses to text, with graphic organizers provided to students to help aid in their responses.
    • Specific vocabulary instruction will be embedded throughout the year.
    • Class read alouds will act as universal texts for students to refer to when learning new reading concepts.
    • Independent reading is a crucial element of our reading program, both in class and at home. 
    • Each classroom has an extensive classroom library for students to enjoy.
    Book reviews:
    • Three book reviews will be completed.  Instruction will include modeling, directions and rubrics.
    • Students may choose from any genre. 
    • Book review contracts will be completed for each book.