L A N G U A G E
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Literacy is the foundation of every other subject. It unlocks opportunities. It connects people globally. It gives every student a voice and the knowledge to understand the world they live in.
In Preschool our goal is for children to fall in love with reading. We create a literacy enriched environment filled with stories from all over the world and teachers who always have a book to share.
As students graduate to elementary school, we work with them individually and in small groups to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing skills, language acquisition, and to build their confidence. We offer many different programs to support students’ reading and comprehension skills from whole language instruction to phonics-based programs such as Lindamood-Bell. We have found that most students need a balance of both instruction methods to become strong readers.
Adolescents crave authentic reading material that connects them to the world in which they live. Students at this age are asking questions about their environments, self-identity, and what place they are going to have in our world. Who do they want to become? What is important to them? How will they navigate peer relationships and new experiences and opportunities?
Literacy plays a powerful role in social change and displays relevant information about the real and media-connected worlds that adolescents are exploring. By combining mechanics and meaning Middle School students are intrinsically motivated to read and re-read texts.
Trained in The Writing Revolution teachers create meaningful opportunities to dive deep into writing projects while curating a digital and print library with varies types of texts, including current events, graphic novels, ebooks, fiction and non-fiction literature, and more. Our approach blends print and technology creating an interactive theory and highly analytical environment that is student-centered and teacher supported.
We also understand that not every student learns the same way and we are committed to ensuring that every child develops into the strongest of readers through developing an individual program with your child that includes:
Literature of each student’s choosing as well as books specially chosen for them based on reading level and interest
Small reading groups
1:1 reading instruction
Daily time for reading out loud
Interactive literacy programs that offer students multiple learning strategies that increase vocabulary, spelling, writing, and comprehension
Writing workshop where students write their own magazines, learn photojournalism, and create published works to share