Literacy is taught for 2.5 hours daily. This includes one hour of reading, one hour of writing, and 30 minutes of Phonemic Awareness or Vocabulary. The literacy period includes whole group, small group and individual instruction, independent practice, partner work and assessment.
Develop the skills to read, write, speak, listen and view texts to construct meaning;
Read with understanding and respond thoughtfully to a variety of texts;
Write and speak English proficiently to communicate ideas clearly;
Choose and apply strategies that enhance the fluent and proficient use of language arts;
Understand and appreciate texts from many literary periods and cultures;
Employ the language arts for lifelong learning, work and enjoyment.