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Reading-Language Arts

Students in TK-2nd grade participate in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys Program.  
Journeys is a comprehensive K-6 English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.  Journeys features complex anchor texts that challenge students, smart lesson plans that let teachers target the needs of all students, and assessments and digital tools that help track classroom progress.  Journeys offers students the types of challenges needed to mold them into stronger readers. It’s a recipe for the continued growth they’ll need to excel at today’s rigorous assessments, college, and beyond.
Students in grades 3-5 participate in the Benchmark Advance Program.

The Benchmark Advance program architecture provides a cohesive K-6 framework for the development of content knowledge over time.  Engaging, multi-genre reading selections, complex read-alouds, decodable texts, differentiated leveled texts, and reader’s theater experiences are integrated into each three-week unit. Students are immersed deeply in the topic, expanding their academic knowledge and vocabulary as they build literacy and English language skills.