Elementary Framework & Resources

  • Reading Instruction time is an organizational plan that focuses on student learning outcomes based on mastering the learning standards for reading. 

    Student learning outcomes include growth in strategic text comprehension (background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, and literacy knowledge) and growth in the automaticity of word recognition (phonological awareness, decoding, sight recognition, spelling, morphology, and etymology).  Our goal is to build skilled readers and writers. 

    The focus is on student learning outcomes, not activities. 

    Reader's Block is not an orchestration of activities or a management system or a routine, but rather, it is a time-based, instructional framework that is based on our reading standards and student learning outcomes.

    Writing Instruction time is an organizational plan that focuses on student learning outcomes based on mastering the learning standards for writing. 

    Student learning outcomes include growth in composition (knowledge of form, word choice, sentence structure, developing and organizing ideas, editing and revising, and grammar) and transcription (spelling and phonological awareness, handwriting, and punctuation). Our goal is to build skilled readers and writers. 

    The focus is on student learning outcomes, not activities.

    This block is not an orchestration of activities or a management system or a routine, but rather, it is a time-based, instructional framework that is based on our writing standards and student learning outcomes.


    Classroom libraries and access to books

    NCTE statement


    Students in grades K-2 use the Wilson Fundations program on a daily basis.  Fundations provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program.  Fundations is a recognized leader in multisensory, structured language programs.  Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy.  Students in grades K-2 receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing:

    • Phonemic awareness
    • Phonics/word study
    • High frequency word study
    • Reading fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension strategies
    • Handwriting
    • Spelling

    For more information and resources, visit the Wilson Fundations website.

     “The two best predictors of early reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. (Adams, 1990).”  With our curriculum, students receive daily practice in both alphabet recognition and 8 phonological awareness skills. This explicit instruction scaffolds support for students to work with early, basic and advanced phonemic awareness skills. phonemic awareness instruction, along with phonics, provides students with the foundational skills they need to become automatic decoders of print. 

    Some of the resources that we use to help students reach phonemic proficiency are through the Heggerty resources. 

    For more information, visit the Heggerty website.

     

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