Elementary Language Arts

  • Language Arts Daily Components:

    Word Work - explicit and meaningful instruction in phonics and other principles of how words are constructed.

    Close-In Study of Grade Level Complex Text – Teachers read text aloud, share the reading, and use multi-media to engage students in the reading and rereading of grade level text.

    Explicit Reading Instruction – Students are taught reading skills and strategies and given the chance to apply those skills and strategies in many ways:  independent practice, with the guidance of the teacher, practice with peers, and through reflection.

    Explicit Writing Instruction – Students are taught critical writing skills and given time to practice those skills independently, with the guidance of the teacher, and with their peers.

    Vocabulary Instruction – Academic and domain-specific vocabulary words are taught in the context of reading and writing.