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-6 ELA PA Core Standards-Aligned Curriculum.
Grades K-2 Phonology/Word Study
Grades K-5 ELA Curriculum(Making Meaning, and Being a Writer, Center for the Collaborative Classroom)
Grades K-5 Writing (Being a Writer, Center for Collaborative Classroom)
Grades K-5 Vocabulary
Please see the links below to learn more about the ELA curriculum in grades 6-8.