The language-based classroom uses a systematic writing program designed to model the process of writing with the use of visuals and graphic organizers. This class is co-taught with our speech-language pathologist.
From Talking to Writing: Strategies for Scaffolding Expository Expression , a Landmark School Teaching Guide by Terrill M. Jennings and Charles W. Haynes. This resource is used as the foundation of writing instruction in the language- based classroom.
Lucy Caulkins Writer's Workshop: focuses on writing development for each grade level. A focus lesson is taught daily on specific skills. Children practice writing and develop final pieces for multiple audiences. Specifically, students compose Personal Narratives, Biographies, Fictional, Expository, Poetry and Persuasive writing pieces.
*Writing instruction can also include but is not limited to:
-writing to prompts
-Six Traits lessons (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions)