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Friday, September 4, 2015

English Language Arts

McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders is an integrated curriculum that uses thematic units incorporating science and social studies concepts to build strong readers and writers. The Wonders curriculum includes:

Reading/Writing Workshop
- Students are immersed in literature that engages in collaborative conversations to support and develop comprehension and use of reading strategies.
- The weekly thematic concepts are used to develop writing skills for different types of writing (ex. personal narrative, informational writing, etc.) 

- Quality fiction and informational text
- Rich, vocabulary development

Leveled Readers
- Use of leveled readers to meet individual/small group needs in guided reading work

Foundational Skill Building
- Building skills in phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, and developing knowledge and use of high-frequency words
- Knowledge development in basic grammar concepts


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