Manchester-Essex Regional School district implements a Balanced Literacy approach rooted in evidence-based strategies and techniques. This includes, phonics instruction (Open Court), guided reading where students practice certain skills and learn specific comprehension strategies, independent practice and written language instruction (Write Steps).
Open Court RESOURCES:
Guided Reading Text Gradient:
Manchester-Essex Regional School district uses the Write Steps program to teach students how to communicate effectively through well-organized and well-developed written language. The program is a tool for our teachers to deliver the Massachusetts Core Standards (http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/standards/) to our students.
Write Steps RESOURCES: http://www.writestepswriting.com/