ELA

Blanchard Memorial School employs a balanced literacy approach to reading and writing. Students engage in all domains of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Teachers use a range of instructional strategies to instill a lifelong love of reading and writing, which include: guided reading groups, individual goal setting and conferences, reader's theatre, book clubs, phonics instruction, and word study.  

Instructional resources utilized include:

- Handwriting Without Tears/Learning Without Tears

- Fundations

- Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study

- Jennifer Seravallo’s Reading and Writing Strategies

- Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)

- Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Interventions (LLI)

- Houghton-Mifflin Reading

Sample Units of Study

Grade

Reading

Writing

3

Building a Reading Life

Mystery

Reading to Learn: Main ideas and text structures

Character Studies

Research Clubs

Social Issue Book Clubs

Narrative

Informational

Opinion

Test Preparation

Adapting and writing fairy tales

4

Coming Soon!

5

Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes

Nonfiction

Author Study

Researching Debatable Issues

Fantasy Book Clubs

Narrative

Informational

Opinion

Literary Essays

Research-based Argument

Research Reports

Memoir

6

Reading Strategies

Memoir/Biography

Poetry

Realistic Fiction

Nonfiction/Current Events

Historical Fiction

Greek Mythology

Dystopian Literature

Open Response Writing

Informational

Poetry

Narrative

Greek Myths

Argument Writing

reading
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