Reading Street: Reading Street is designed to build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a wealth of reliable tools. Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so students will focus on the right reading skill, at the right time. Students work on building concepts and background knowledge, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension skills and strategies, and grammar.
Guided Reading: Students meet each day with the teacher in a small group setting. During this time, we read stories, practice active reading strategies to decode unknown words, review and practice phonetic skills, build phonemic awareness and develop good comprehension strategies.
Spelling: Spelling is aligned with our reading street program. Weekly spelling lists will focus on a particular phonetic skill. Students are also expected to learn how to spell high frequency words.
Writing Workshop: First grade students participate in a daily writing workshop. Throughout the year, the children learn the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Students write across multiple genres including personal narratives, persuasive, research, and poetry.