• Reading and Writing Instruction at Park Street

  • Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Reading and Writing

    Students at Park Street use the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Writing and Reading.

    Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project coauthors aim to prepare students for any reading and writing task they will face and to turn kids into life-long, confident readers and writers who display agency and independence. Lucy and her colleagues have drawn on their more than 30 years of research and work in thousands of schools across the country and around the world to develop powerful curriculum resources, instructional methods, and professional learning opportunities to support teachers as they work together and with their students toward these vitally important goals.

    See more:  http://www.unitsofstudy.com/introduction


    Benchmark Phonics

    During the 2018-19 school year, Park Street Elementary implemented a new phonics program in Kindergarten. First grade will implement this program next year and the other grades will follow. Benchmark Phonics program provides explicit instruction and repetition with multisensory approaches to learn authentically.
    Components of Phonics:

    Building Words

    Sight Words