Good Habits Great Readers
*Shared and guided reading components
*Builds a community of readers in the classroom.
*Provides daily reading strategy instruction.
*Models for students how proficient readers appreciate and make sense of text.
*Shared reading is a whole class strand for 25 minutes a day.
*Guided reading is small group instruction for 20 minutes per day.
GHGR website: http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZqCy&PMDBSUBCATEGORYID=&PMDBSITEID=2781&PMDBSUBSOLUTIONID=&PMDBSOLUTIONID=6724&PMDBSUBJECTAREAID=&PMDBCATEGORYID=3289&element&navGroupName=Features%20and%20Benefits&PMDbProgramID=28561
*Read to Self
*Read to Someone
*Listen to Reading
*Work on Writing
Daily 5 website: http://www.thedailycafe.com/
Words Their Way
*Developmental phonics, spelling and vocabulary program
*Daily spelling pattern practice
*Focuses on weekly word lists
*Used as our spelling program
Words Their Way website: http://www.allynbaconmerrill.com/imprint/series_detail.aspx?ser=2281883
Bridges In Mathematics
*Thematic and manipulative based learning
*whole-group, small-group, and independent activities
*Major mathematical concepts spiral throughout the curriculum
Bridges Website: http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/curriculum/bridges/about
Handwriting Without Tears
*Vertical style of print
*Taught through demonstration, copying and independent work
*Student workbooks are used for daily practice
Handwriting Without Tears website: http://www.hwtears.com/hwt/parents/the-home-connection
*Air and Weather
*Balance and Motion
Foss Website: http://www.fossweb.com/