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Ridley School District employs the reading and writing workshop model of instruction in language arts. This model is based on the work and research of Teachers College, Columbia University under the direction of Lucy Calkins, the extensive research of Dr. Richard Allington in the area of reading, and the work of the Pennsylvania Writing and Literacy Project. Reading workshop incorporates the five National Reading Panel research based elements of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. The Ridley School District Reading and Writing Workshop Units of Study for grades kindergarten through eighth address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards of Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
This balanced literacy approach in reading is designed around the following major components:
The reading and writing workshop curriculum incorporates the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Standards.
Pennsylvania Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
The reading workshop and writing workshop are designed around a year long calendar of units of study. The following files provide the K-5 year long calendar and scope and sequence.
K-5 Year Long Units of Study Calendar
K-5 Reading Workshop Scope and Sequence
Please see the Grades 6, 7, & 8 page for the specific information for Middle School.
Last Modified on February 23, 2009