Reading and Writing/Lectura y Escritura

Language Arts-The district reading curriculum is Benchmark Adelante. We have integrated it into a Readers/Writers Workshop. We have small groups and meet the readers at their level. All objectives and goals are teacher prepared and aligned with MN State Standards. We are fortunate to have 2 native Spanish speaking Assistant Educators and TAs in each first grade classroom during our reading block this year.

Writing-We will use a writer's workshop format. The writing objectives and activities will be skills focused using monthly journals, poems and mini-stories related to topics across the curriculum. 

Handwriting-This is also integrated across the curriculum. We model and demonstrate best practice and enforce proper writing techniques throughout the day.