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SCES Literacy Vision Statement:
The ability to read widely, think critically, and communicate effectively is essential. We believe that literacy is critical to our students’ education and that we play a strong role in developing thoughtful, engaged learners. We believe in a balanced approach to teaching literacy in all curriculum areas. This approach calls for substantial time for authentic reading, writing, and discussion and varied opportunities to engage in meaningful literacy activities. A balanced approach to literacy instruction is characterized by the following research based practices:
  • Explicitly modeling reading and writing strategies
  • Promoting independent problem solving through instructional support and guided practice
  • Providing extensive time for purposeful reading, writing, speaking and listening experiences in all content areas
  • Using on-going and varied assessment tools to inform daily instruction
  • Implementing differentiated instruction designed to meet the unique needs of all students
  • Fostering home-school partnerships that revolve around meaningful literacy events

Videos and pictures of Kids
Students reading on iPads in a first grade classroom.

Students work on writing in a first grade classroom.

Students in first grade reading to "friends" in the library.

Targeted Title I Plan

Resources - Sight Words  
Click the links below for a list of Sight Words for each grade level.