Lower School

Kindergarten

Topics and Skills
Reading: Concepts of Print & Letter Sounds, Nursery Rhymes, Author Study, Fairy Tales, Comprehension Strategies, Rhyming & Dr. Seuss, Informational Texts

Writing: Handwriting Introduction, Sight Words, Journal Prompts, Fairy Tales, Winter Stories (Sentence Structure), Letter-Writing, Rhyming & Poetry, Informational Writing

1st Grade

Topics and Skills
Reading: Building Good Reading Habits; Nonfiction; Readers Have Big Jobs to Do: Fluency, Phonics and Comprehension; Character Study: Poetry

Writing: Small Moment Narrative, Nonfiction, Persuasive, Writing Reviews, Fiction and Poetry

2nd Grade

Topics and Skills
Reading:
Reading Growth Spurt, Nonfiction Super Powers, Tall Tales, Folktales and Legends, Novel Studies, Passionate About Poetry, Series Book Clubs, Biographies, Spring Independent Novel Studies

Writing: Narrative Writing, Informational Writing, Writing Tall Tales, Poetry, Biography Writing, Writing About Reading

3rd Grade

Topics and Skills
Reading: Narrative Novel Study, Mystery Genre Study, Informational Texts, Roald Dahl Novel Study, Character Studies, Research Clubs, Poetry

Writing: Small Moment Narratives, Mystery Writing, All About Informational Books, Fictional Writing, Persuasive Writing, Research Reports, Poetry

4th Grade

Topics and Skills
Reading: Historical Fiction Writing, Poetry, Personal and Persuasive Essays

Writing: Nonfiction Picture Books, Social Issues Book Clubs