Westover Reading Curriculum
Westover uses ReadyGEN as the foundation for it literacy program. ReadyGen is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction for Grades K-6 classrooms. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Here at west over we value all for text but we also believe that students need to have books in their hands. We selected ReadyGen because the program offer multiple opportunities for students to to interact with authentic literary and informational texts. During our 90 minute literacy block teachers focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts. If you are interested in learning more about this program please click this link ReadyGen. If you have any questions please contact. Klane1@stamfordct.gov.
At Westover, we recognize that Phonics is an essential building block for reading. We use the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum, a systematic 35-week daily lesson plan program that provides a high level of explicit modeling and student engagement. Each level of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum focuses on eight phonemic awareness skills, two additional activities to develop letter and sound recognition, and language awareness. If your are interested in learning more about the Heggerty program please click this link Heggerty.
Each student’s path toward “reading to learn” is unique. At Westover, we use Core5 as a support to develop a student’s agency and growth mindset, giving students a choice over their path and pace through the program, along with awareness and ownership of performance and progress. Students and teachers meet regularly to monitor the student's progress and make adjustments. If you are interested in learning more about Lexia Core 5 reading please click this link Core 5
Fly Leaf books are research-based instructional material that supports teachers in explicitly guiding students to develop the skills and habits of competent readers. These decodable books build and reinforce both foundational skills and close reading instruction, making them a unique and invaluable resource for teachers, families, and students. If you are interested in learning more about this program please click on this link Fly Leaf