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                                   Surf into Reading                                                                                                                Surf into Reading        
              
     
     
     
    LANGUAGE   ARTS
     
    Our classroom works with the Reading Wonders Literacy Program.  We provide an excellent all-around language arts program that includes phonics, grammar, writing, and reading as an individual, in small group and whole class instruction. 
     
     

    Skills focusing on:

        *  Compare and Contrast          *  Author's Purpose          *  Sequencing          *  Fact and Opinion

        * Character traits          *  Plot and setting          *  Cause and Effect

        *  Theme          *  Generalizing          *  Drawing Conclusions

     
     

    reading Reading Wonders Literacy Program Includes...reading

       
               Mini-Lessons focusing on the various skills introduced weekly/bi-weekly which are grade appropriate
     
            Teaching with close reading strategies using short complex texts.  Focusing on comprehension, genre,            
            vocabulary, and writing traits
     
            Applying those close reading strategies with anchor texts and extended complex texts at their
            appropriate levels
     
            Guided Reading - differentiated small groups based on ability working on short stories and focusing on
            literature skills
     
           Integrating research and reading across text

     

          Assessing students using weekly and unit assessments

     

     

     
     
    writing  Writer's Workshop Includes:Writing     
     
     
    Intensive and targeted instruction to whole class, small groups, and individuals

    Targeting different styles and genres of writing

    Investigations - research projects

     

     

    Reading Reading