Reading programsCurriculum Department/Language Arts Harcourt Trophies ProgramHarcourt Trophies Program is the core instructional program for integrated language arts xth grade.
The program was adopted for full implementation d, integrated, developmental readig strategies; phonemic awareness instruction; systematic, intervention strategies; and state-of-the-art assessment tools comprise the core components.
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for additional information and activities for their children.
as the password and enjoy the resources and activities.The following instructional programs are available for students as needed.Horizons is an innovative program provides solid, systematic Direct Instructioncomprehension exercises, spelling and independentlid foundation for fluency and comprehension by systematically teaching phonemic awareness and phonics.Fast Track C-D expands key decoding der thinking and comprehension strategies.
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by Cognitive ConceptsEarobics is a powerful, multisensory reading intervention for raising academic achievement.
Built on more than a decade of research, Earobics builds individualized reading instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics skills.
The program is part of the Kindergarten full-day program.
It is used with special Parents are welcome to visit the publishers website at
Language!Language! is a complete, research-based literacy curriculum teaching literquential, integrated steps with on.
The steps are phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary and morphology, grammang.
Core components include the teachers
develop mastery of each step), assessment materials and teacher resource kit.
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Soar to Success by Houghton Mifflin Company
This research-based program is appropriate for students needing help in comprehension in grades strategies with some Parents are welcome to visit the publishers website at
by Wilson Reading System This research-based program is appropriate for stIt is based on the Wilson Reading System and on-Gillingham methodology.
It provides systematic and sequential instruction using multi-sensory methods for teaching Parents are welcome to visit the publishers website at
Wilson Reading System by Wilson Reading System Wilson Reading System (WRS) is used with students in grade 3 and beyond.
WRS is designed zed and sequential program.
Contromaster coding systems.
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Read NaturallyRead Naturally is a researched-based program for developing reading fluency.
It combines three acher modeling, repeated reading and progress monitoring, into one powerful delivery system to develop reading fluency.Parents are welcome to visit the publishers website at
Wright Skills by the Wright Group Company This research-based program provides comprehensive and explicit skills instruction for the alphabet, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics and word study.
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Fast Track by the Wright Group Company
is an intervention program for delayegrade level.This comprehensive tional design and methodologies,
accelerates delayed readers by delivering Word Work (students materials are decodable), Comprehension, and Fluency.
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by Sopris West Reading Excellence: Work Attack and Rate Development Strategies This research-validated program teaches students how to decode multi-syllabic words, increase uency and comprehension.
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Literacy pageLiteracy Overview
Literacy in the primary years is an essential component of the instructional day.
During the established literacy block, students are engaged with reading and writing in various formats.
Teachers plan careful lessons that are developmentally appropriate, engaging and accessible to established since the first day of school.
During reading workshop, some students may be working with the teacher in a guided reading session, while the rest of the students are independently reading or practicing a skill the teacher just taught.
In another classroom, students may be gathered around a teacher on the rug as he/she reads them a story and models his/her thought process during reading.
Students then go back to their seats and try out the strategy and get ready to share how it went at the end of the block.
Yet in another classroom, the class is engaged in reading a whole class novel and is debating the actions of the main character.
They quickly chat with their neighbor and then share out before continuing to read.
When they move into independent reading they will take notes on
Students are reading and writing constantly throughout the literacy block, if not throughout the day.
When students are exposed to text that is on, or slightly above their level, they become better readers and writers at a faster pace.
There is no time to loose.
All BRICK teachers use research based classroom practices.
This does not mean that teachers that teachers utilize the resources BRICK and NPS have made available to all teachers to plan for effective lessons that will engage and move all learners.
Balanced Literacy at BRICK
BRICK believes that the balanced literacy framework provides the opportunity for students to grow as readers and writers.
Each BRICK classroom that provides literacy instruction should utilize the balanced literacy framework to plan instruction.
All balanced literacy components need not be utilized every day.
Instead, once teachers have planned objectives, they then choose the most appropriate method of teaching that objective.
For example, to teach context clues to fifth graders, a teacher may use shared reading and a graphic organizer.
To teach kindergarten students about character traits, the teacher may use a read aloud and a shared graphic organizer.
Teachers do not constantly use the same pieces of balanced literacy, but use multiple pieces throughout the week.
Literacy BRICK utilizes the following components of balanced literacy:
The utilization of Balanced Literacy ensures that students have multiple opportunities to engage with both reading and writing on a daily basis.
The literacy block always includes some, not all, components of balanced literacy.
Reading WorkshopWriting WorkshopShared WritingModeled WritingGuided WritingIndependent WritingInteractive WritingIndependent ReadingGuided ReadingWord StudyShared ReadingRead AloudLiteracy The Workshop Model
To provide for a balanced literacy framework, BRICK utilliteracy.
The Workshop model encourages teachers to provide ample time for students to explore topics, books and projects on their own.
It also provides for differentiation in both reading and writing instruction, as students apply the skills taught to their independent writing projects and independent reading books.
The Reading Workshop: During the reading workshop, teachers plan for and deliver instruction on specific reading skills.
During the independent practice of the lesson, students may apply the newly acquired reading skill to their books.
This provides students the opportunity to apply a skill to a book that is on his or her level.
Students may also be asked to apply the same skill to a guided reading or book club book
The Writing Workshop: During the writing workshop, teachers plan for and deliver instruction on specific writing skills.
During the independent practice of the lesson, students apply the newly acquired reading skill to their independent writing project.
This provides students the opportunity to apply a skill to a writing project that is personally meaningful to them.Literacy Resource Utilization and Activation in K-5:
utilizes the Reading and Writing Workshop approach to instruction.
Primary year teachers utilize unit planning for reading and writing and utilize the following resources as they plan their units
ReadingHarcourt TrophiesGuiding Readers and Writers: 3-6Fountas & PinnellGrowing Readers, by Kathy CollinsRigby and Scholastic Guided ReadingNovel StudyWritingUnits of Study for Primary Writingby Lucy CaulkinsTeaching the Qualities of WritingRalph Fletcher6 + 1 Trait CrateScholasticThe No Nonsense Guide To Teaching Writing, by Judy Davis and Sharon Hill Word StudyPhonics Lessons,Fountas and Pinnell SeriesHarcourt Trophies PhonicsWilson FundationsLiteracy Resource Utilization and Activation in 6-8:
Literathe Reading and Writing Workshop approach to instruction.
Middle year teachers utilize unit planning for reading and writing and utilize the following resources as they plan their 180Guiding Readers and Writers: 3-6Fountas & PinnellScholastic Guided ReadingLiterature Circles, Harvey DanielsNovel StudyWritingUnits of Study for Primary Writingby Lucy CaulkinsTeaching the Qualities of WritingRalph FletcherThe No Nonsense Guide To Teaching Writing, by Judy Davis and Sharon Hill Literacy Literacy Block Schedule: K-2
The Literacy Block includes:
Message Time Plus
Reading Activity 8:50-9:15 AM Morning Meeting/Message Time Plus Approximately 25 minutes - Greeting/Song - Sharing - Class Survey - Discussion of Current Events - Message Time
9:15-9:35 AM Phonics Instructi
8a recommendations leveled text itemsResource Item #8A.Book Recommendations by Levels
1 of 11 Source: Carey Crocker, Literacy Coach in Clarkston School District 1 Book Recommendations
books in guided reading, K-3.Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann.Portsmouth, NJ:
All Through the Week
With Cat and Dog
Learn to Read
Creative Teaching Press The Alphabet Race
Wright Group The Group The Birthday Group The Busy Group Colors
Dutton The Group Express Yourself
Scholastic How to make a Mudpie
Learn to Read
Creative Teaching Press I Like Shapes
Scholastic I See
Mondo Publishing I Love Bugs
Mondo Publishing In the City
Scholastic Is This a Monster?
Mondo Publishing Little Group Lunch At the Zoo
& Brimage, C.
Scholastic Major Group Making Mountains
Ballinger, M.& Gossett, R.
Canizares, S.& Chanko, P.
Scholastic The Monsters Party
Wright Group My Cat Muffin
Scholastic My Book
Viking One For You and One For Me Blaxland, W.
Scholastic The following list was compiled to assist classroom teachers in finding high interest books to support the Super Summer Success Reading Program.The books Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) measure.Threy Crocker, Literacy questions.
If you have a list that you would like to include, please email: Item #8A.Book Recommendations by Levels
2 of 11 Source: Carey Crocker, Literacy Coach in Clarkston School District 2 Rain Drops
Mondo Publishing Raindrops
Scholastic The Space Ark
Wright Group A Group The Swimming Pool
Wright Group So Can I
Harcourt Brace Super Group Weather
Chanko, P & Morton, D.
Scholastic What is This Group What Do Insects do?
Scholastic First Grade (Preprimer
DRA 3/C- 4/D- Amy Loves the Snow
Scholastic Are you my Mommy?
Simon & Schuster A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy
Random House Baby Says
Morrow Bears in the Night
Berenstain, S.& J.
Random House Bears on Wheels
Berenstain S.& J.
Random House Between the Tides
Wright Group Blue Bug Goes to School
Childrens Press Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Holt The Chick and the Duckling
MacMillan City Mouse Country Mouse
Learn to read
Creative Press Creepy Caterpillar
Houghton Mifflin Earthquake
Wright Group Ebeneezer and the Sneeze
Wright Group Freddies Spaghetti
Random House Friendly Snowman
Scholastic Jumping On the Bed
Houghton Mifflin Go, Dog, Go!
Random House Happy Egg
Scholastic How Many Bugs in a Box?
Simon & Schuster The Haircut
Hartley, S.& Armstrong S.
Scholastic Hide and Seek
Brown, R.& Carey, S.
Scholastic Hooray for Snail
Harper Collins Huzzard Buzzard
Childrens Press Upside Down
Berenstain, S.& J.
Random House It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Harper & Row Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox
Scholastic Just Like Daddy
Simon & Schuster The Kings Surprise
Stewart, J.& Salem, L.
Scholastic Resource Item #8A.
Book Recommendations by Levels
4 of 11 Source: Carey Crocker, Literacy Coach in Clarkston School District 4 First Grade (DRA 14/H-16/I) Fix-It
Penguin Just Me and my Dad
Donovon The Gingerbread Man
Wright Group Goodnight, Moon
Brown, Margaret Wise
Harper Collins The Great Big
Tolstoi, A.& Nikolaevich, G.
Watts A Kiss for Little Bear
Scholastic The New Baby Calf
Chase, E.& Reed, B.
Scholastic Old Hat, New Hat
Berenstain, Stan and Jan
Random House A Picture for Harolds Room
Harper Collins Seven Little Monsters
Harper Collins Under a Group Into Them Titch
Morrow Are You My Mother?
Random House Astronauts
Wright Group Chicken Group Father Bear Comes Home
Minarik, Else H.
Harper Collins Fix It
The Penguin Group The Fox and the Goat
Wright Group Frog and Toad
Harper & Rowe The Gruff Brothers
Hooks, William H.
Bantam Doubleday Dell Hattie and the Fox
Bradbury/Trumpet Its Not Easy Being a Bunny
Random House Just Grandma and Me
Donovan Leo the Late Bloomer
Simon & Schuster Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
Bantam Doubleday Dell
Minarik, Else H.
Harper Collins The Little Red Hen
Wright Group The Napping House
Wood, Audrey and Don
Harcourt The Princess and the Pea
Dominie Small Pig
Harper Trophy This is the Place for Me
Scholastic Theres a Nightmare