Fluency, comprehension of a wide variety of genres, literary response and analysis and guided reading of trade books to encourage students to read for learning and enjoyment through close reading, shared reading and read-alouds.
Adopting Collins Writing Program
The Collins Writing Program is a writing-across-the-curriculum/writing-to-learn approach instituted by every teacher. It is designed to develop writing skills for all academic areas, for high-stakes testing, for learning and remembering subject-area content, and for refining listening and speaking skills.
Parts of speech, subject/verb agreement, verb tenses, word usage, sentence structure, and punctuation
Correct spelling in daily and weekly assignments; differentiated weekly spelling lists
Building vocabulary through word usage in texts and reading assignments.
Understanding place value of whole numbers and how they relate to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Fractions (comparing and applying basic operations), relating fractions and decimals
Customary measurement, perimeter and area, plane and solid geometric objects, angles
The founding of Pennsylvania
Products, cities, symbols, and water and highway systems
Longitude and latitude,
States and capitals
Reading and interpreting maps
Identifying main ideas, book reports (Hebrew books)
Conjunctions, prepositions, punctuation, different verb structures
Build conversation skills by sharing experiences, writing and reading stories to class, practicing storytelling
The curriculum focuses on the interpersonal aspects of each holiday and conflict resolution