English Language Arts

Sudbury Public Schools is committed to providing a rigorous and engaging curriculum in English Language Arts according to the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework. As a district we strive to offer many opportunities for students to grow as readers and writers in a community of learners, and to instill a life-long appreciation of literature. Please see the Parent Curriculum Guide for more information.

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Grades K-5 Literacy Services

Program Description & Criteria

Sudbury Public Schools

Literacy services in grades K-5 are designed to serve students who demonstrate the need for additional support for phonemic awareness, phonics, oral reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and response to reading through writing. A Literacy Specialist or Literacy Tutor provide instructional support to small groups of students based on specific needs as identified by assessment data and teacher observation. Services for students are reviewed three times per year. Once a student has successfully reached appropriate benchmarks they will be released from additional literacy services, and continually monitored by their classroom teacher. In some cases, support will be provided in the classroom during instructional time. 

Grades 6-8 Literacy Services

Program Description & Criteria

Sudbury Public Schools

Literacy services in grades 6-8 are designed to serve students who demonstrate the need for additional support for reading comprehension, vocabulary, or writing. Students are referred for literacy services by teacher recommendation and a predetermined set of criteria. A Literacy Specialist provides instructional support to small groups of students based on specific needs as identified by assessment data and teacher observation. These services are provided during the UA block, which is in addition to the core instructional time for English Language Arts. Services for students are reviewed at the beginning of each school year and at the end of every trimester. Once a student has successfully reached appropriate benchmarks, or their data exceeds the criteria, they will be released from additional literacy services, and continually monitored by their core subject teacher. In some cases, support will be provided in the classroom during instructional time.