Reading Shared Reading Modeling strategies Guided Reading Book Clubs Based on assessments and conference notes, Small group focus on strategy or skill, usually short duration Independent Reading of Just Right literature in a variety of genre Conferences are done frequently Assess for skills being focused on in mini lessons Reading Response Journals Used for writing a reading reflection every other week based on their independent reading
Fundations - Students participate in a variety of activities that emphasize reading/spelling patterns -Weekly spelling list - Pre-test on Mondays -followed by Post test on Friday
Writing Year long Writers Workshop following the Lucy Calkins Art of Teaching Writing Later in the year we will teach strategies to write paragraphs and essays Newton Writing Prompts in Fall and Spring Writing in different genres: personal narrative, poetry, research project, fiction Six Trait Rubric
Cursive Alphabet Soup Kinesthetic approach Once or twice a week All students are beginning with lower case letters
Math Modified and Enriched Everyday Math Volume 1 and Volume 2 Math Journals addresses the new Common Core Standards Supplement with Kathy Richardson Student Reference Book Daily mini lesson Guided practice followed by independent practice Home Links/Homework on a nightly basis Math Log on a nightly basis Differentiated instruction beginning with Unit 2 Pre-Assessment Three Groups so children get what they need
SCIENCE - Life Cycle of A Tree - Water Cycle - Mystery Powders - Life Cycle of Amphibians - Engineering -Towers and Bridges
Social Studies Fall History Massachusetts Geography Winter The Wampanoag Story The Pilgrim Story Spring Colonial Boston (Reading and History Integration) The Newton Story (1700s)
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