The Octorara Area School District takes a balanced literacy approach to English Language Arts instruction in grades K-5.   A balanced literacy program uses both whole language and phonics.The components of a balanced literacy approach include: the read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, interactive writing, shared writing, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop and phonology (phonics) or word study.  
Please select the appropriate links below to learn more about the K-5 ELA PA Core Standards-Aligned Curriculum.  
Grades K-3 Phonology/Word Study
Grades K-1 Reading Comprehension  (Scott Foresman Reading Program)
Grades 2-5 Reading Comprehension (Making Meaning, Center for Collaborative Literacy)

Grades K-5 Writing (Being a Writer, Center for Collaborative Literacy) 
Grades K-5 Vocabulary  
K-5 Vocabulary