• Literacy Components

    Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak, and listen so that you can communicate in an effective way.  Although reading and writing are critical skills, a person's ability to apply these skills to connect, interpret and understand the world in which they live is the goal. 

    Reading is a complex process that involves the integration of many different skills.  The overall goal of reading is to construct meaning from what is read.  Reading is being able to think deeply about text and ideas and discuss how the information connects or relates to the reader.

    In order to accomplish this successfully, students need to develop literacy skills which include:

    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Word Study
    • Phonics
    • Word Identification
    • Fluency
    • Composition
    • Vocabulary Knowledge
    • Comprehension

    Strategies for Comprehension:

    My goal is for students to be actively engaged with the text before, during and after reading.  Throughout the year, students will learn strategies for reading a variety of genres.  They will learn how to apply strategies flexibly and effectively in order to enhance their comprehension.

    Students will learn the following strategies:

    • Make Connections
    • Make Predictions
    • Monitor Reading for meaning
    • Ask Questions
    • Make Inferences
    • Visualize the Text
    • Determine Importance
    • Synthesize What is Read