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Kindergarten Language Arts

Lesley University’s Literacy Collaborative program
Students are immersed in literacy activities based on Lesley University’s Literacy Collaborative program which consists of guided reading, word study, independent reading and writing, shared reading and writing, interactive reading and writing, poetry, chart poems, and big books.

Writer’s Workshop
Students write personal narratives, poetry, and how to books. Students are taught writing following Martha Horn & Mary Giacobbe’s writing book, Talking, Drawing, Writing. During Writer’s Workshop, students use inventive spelling to sound out difficult words. We use a word wall to learn high –frequency words. Handwriting Without Tears program is used to teach handwriting skills.

Work Board
Students complete literacy-based activities at different centers while the teacher is working with small groups at the reading table.