Storytown. Harcourt School Publishers. Our New Literacy Program. Storytown is our District reading and language arts program for grades K-4. This program has explicit, systematic instruction in reading, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and writing.
Harcourt School Publishers
Focuses on traits of good writing
Develops writing forms
Shared, Modeled and Independent writing tasks
Whole group Instruction
Student hard cover book
Fluency through repeated readings and reader’s theater
Focus skills and strategies build Comprehension
Small group Instruction
Leveled readers (paperback)
Targets High Frequency words
Grade 1 Students
First graders will work with Ms. Haskell in Room 28.
Students will work on Grade 1 lessons in reading, vocabulary, phonics, grammar, writing and spelling.
Homework will be assigned by Ms. Haskell.
Grade 2 Students
Second graders will work with Miss Smith in Room 30.
Students will work on Grade 2 lessons in reading, vocabulary, phonics, grammar, writing and spelling.
Homework will be assigned by Miss Smith.
While the teacher is providing direct instruction to small groups, the children will work in literacy center activities.
Listening & Speaking
(Listen to a story and retell it with pictures or words)
(Read a story and record information in a chart)
(Make a K-W-L chart for a research report on Lions)
Letters & Sounds
(Build word puzzles with
Common letter patterns
Such as long /u/ silent /e/)
(Sort words you know by how many letters they have)