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The kindergarten reading curriculum is an integrated curriculum with ideas and materials brought together to develop emergent and transitional literacy. The curriculum integrates listening, speaking, reading, phonics, writing, and critical thinking. A wide variety of instructional activities are used to meet the individual needs and learning styles of students.
Primary Grades Reading
Reading instruction at the primary level is conducted with a literature based textbook and phonics program. Comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, thinking skills and reading strategies are emphasized at all levels with the use of the comprehensive reading system, Wonders by McGraw Hill, a collection of literature books, and a variety of enrichment materials. Instruction is systematic and explicit in the following five component areas (the five “Big Ideas” of reading): Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Independent reading of library books is encouraged daily. The Accelerated Reader computerized reading program is a strong component of the reading program.
The reading program in grades four, five, and six is comprised of whole group and small group instruction. All pupils are given a reading placement test upon entering the reading program to determine each pupil's general reading level and individual needs. Reading instruction is conducted with a wide variety of multi-leveled, high interest materials. Emphasis continues to be placed on systematic and explicit instruction in the five component areas. Direct instruction in the areas of comprehension strengthens the intermediate reading program. The reading of children's literature is continued in the intermediate grades. The literature component of the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade program utilizes the adopted literature text. The objectives of the program are to expose students to the environment of literature. Silent reading is encouraged daily to promote reading as a lifelong activity. The Accelerated Reader computerized reading program is a strong component of the reading program.Elementary ELA, Media Services and Early Childhood Curriculum CoordinatorMichelle Burks - 405-735-4263 - MichelleBurks@MooreSchools.com