Literacy

Comprehensive Literacy Instruction at Longfellow Elementary

In each K-5 classroom at Longfellow Elementary, students are growing as readers and writers, and developing the skills and habits of life-long learners.  Students are immersed in literacy throughout the day in whole group, small group, collaborative, and independent instruction. Comprehensive Literacy Instruction has been defined as a classroom framework with specific components, time frames, and research-based practices. This framework is set up within a Workshop Model and employs differentiated instruction allowing teachers to meet the diverse needs of all children (Dorn, 2006). Reading and Writing Workshop frameworks are used in each classroom at Longfellow and teachers use units of study aligned to the Maine ELA Standards. Read more about this instruction and learning in the Comprehensive Literacy Instruction tab.
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Writers and Readers At Work!

How Can Families Support Literacy Learning At Home
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  • Help children find opportunities to read each day
  • Become aware and nurture their interests
  • Surround children with reading materials
  • Share reading and writing experiences together
  • Talk about anything and everything with your child - vocabulary development is directly tied to long term academic success