Reading / Literature

The Houghton Mifflin Reading curriculum provides a variety of interactive learning activities to practice and extend concepts learned at the end of each story or reading selection. These include co-operative learning activities, small group discussion and small group research projects.

The Academic board members recognize and affirm that the Reading/Literature curriculum for Grade 3 through Grade 8 is taught via a direct teaching strategies including visual and verbal cues, adult modeling, peer modeling in one-to-one and small group instruction and through interactive learning activities and small group discussion.

The Houghton Mifflin Informal Reading Inventory is administered individually by the Principal or Vice Principal to all new students to establish a baseline for the current level of sight words mastered, reading fluency, ability to orally summarize a passage read and concrete and abstract comprehension in order to determine initial placement in the Houghton Mifflin reading curriculum and establish Individual Education Program (IEP) goals.

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