ASA teachers use  Benchmark Literacy for our reading program.  This curriculum will provide our students with exposure to non-fiction and science based material, and fits well with the Daily 5 and guided reading that we will be implementing.  Daily 5 is a “structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently that will lead to a lifetime of literacyindependence.” (http://www.thedailycafe.com/public/department104.cfm)  Guided reading allows teachers and assistants to work with small groups of students, focusing on skills that each particular group needs to work on.  Our teachers will teach the EZ Write handwriting program, which uses common beginning strokes to help students remember letter formation.

Literacy Plan