English Language Arts (ELA) Department

Balanced Literacy Components

  • In a balanced literacy approach, students engage in meaningful literacy activities through which they develop literacy habits from grade to grade and from classroom to classroom. The components of a balanced literacy approach remain the same and include:

  • Comprehension

  • Fluency

  • Independent Reading

  • Independent Writing

  • Interactive Writing

  • Literacy Grades K-6

  • Phonics

  • Read Aloud

  • Reading

  • Shared Reading

  • Shared Writing

  • Sight Words - FRY Word Lists

  • Small Group Literacy Instruction

  • Vocabulary

  • Word Study

  • Workshop Model

  • Writing

  • English Language Arts Department

    Carmelina Persico
    Assistant Superintendent of Educational Operations

    Carol Bush
    Director of ELA, World Languages & ENL

    Dr. Holly Quinn
    Facilitator of Literacy Grades Pre-K - 3

    Kim McCartan
    Facilitator of Grades 4-8 ELA

    Jason Winnicki
    Facilitator of Grades 9-12 ELA