Language Arts

Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. Students receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics/ word study
  • High frequency word study
  • Reading fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension strategies 
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling

Read Naturally Live
Read Naturally's research-based reading interventions have helped students become fluent readers and make solid gains in comprehension and vocabulary. Students have weekly practice with this program, and are also encourgaed to practice at home to support their fluency. Students will have a weekly passage and word list to practice and will "read with the teacher" on Fridays to show off their skills! 

Benchmark Literacy

  • Builds foundational skills such as phonics, word study, and fluency
  • Scaffolds students to access complex informational and literary texts
  • Guides students to use text evidence in close reading
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop collaborative conversations
  • Develops writers by teaching writing process and writing to sources