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    Our Mission …

    Our mission in the Killingly Public Schools Public Schools is to create a community in which reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking serve as the foundation for life-long learning.

    We Believe…

    •    All children should view themselves as readers and writers.

    •    Children need to be engaged in authentic daily reading and writing activities.

    •    Children learn best when affirmed and celebrated in a supportive and caring environment.

    •    Placing appropriate demands and expectations on each child builds self-esteem and results in greater personal success.

    •   Literacy means not only to read, write, speak, and listen, but also to use language to learn, think, and communicate effectively.

    •    Classrooms need to be print-rich and to contain a wide variety of reading materials, resources, and technology to support a child’s literacy development.  

    Children need to enjoy reading and writing and develop life-long literacy habits.

    Our Approach… The Workshop Model 

    ·      The goal of the Reading and Writing Workshop Model is to personalize instruction in order to accommodate the learning needs of all students while fostering a love for reading and writing. Students are involved in authentic reading experiences that continually focus on the strengths and needs of individuals.  

    Structure of the Workshop Model… 

    ·      Mini Lesson that includes explicit modeling and guided practice. 

    ·      Interactive Read –Aloud.  

     ·     Independent Reading and Writing Time  

    ·      Conferences

    ·      Group Sharing