The English language arts (E.L.A.) block requirements call for 90-120 minutes of balanced literacy instruction. This will include whole and small group instruction in reading strategies, vocabulary and word study, daily read alouds, supported student-selected independent reading through daily readers’ workshop, and writing mini-lessons and workshops in narrative, informational, and argumentative writing.
Our district uses the American Reading Company’s Research Labs as our core curriculum as well as the 100 Book Challenge leveled library in conjunction with the Independent Reading Level Assessment Framework. These materials allow us to identify the specific reading strengths and needs of each individual student to guide and support students in self-selected reading at their appropriate levels in order to target their most needed reading skills—and most of all, to create a culture that builds and encourages a life-long love of reading! This will translate into a 30-minute Reading Workshop block within the E.L.A. class in which students will receive individual teacher conferencing and accountable independent reading time.
Unit 1: Literature Labs
Unit 2: Animal Adaptations- Informational writing
Unit 3: Mystery Genre- Narrative writing
Unit 4: U.S. States - Argument writing
Math: Mrs. Quigley
In order to best meet the rigor and demands of the Common Core State Standards, Cape Henlopen School District has adopted the the Bridges 2nd Edition program. Click this link for family resources (also available in Spanish). Our math program builds students' conceptual understanding and computational fluency by focusing upon accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility with numbers.