(Kindergarten—The Land of the Letter People, Wonders and Fundations) (Grades 1-4—McGraw Hill Wonders)
Integrated Language Arts encompass reading, composition, spelling, grammar, usage, speaking and listening. Students acquire competence through effective use of oral and written communication across the curriculum. The love of reading is nurtured through the use of authentic children's literature. Units of study are organized thematically. Phonics instruction is a critical component of grades K-2. We support differentiated instruction and flexible grouping as key instructional strategies. Writing rubrics, skills tests, fluency measures, and other forms of performance assessment are employed to measure progress. Computer assisted instruction in the school computer laboratories strengthens communication skills.