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Language Arts, Lexia

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At Mountain Point, our literacy program consists of Whole Group Instruction, Shared Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and writing.  We strive to help each child show growth by focusing on fluency and comprehension.  We use the Houghton-Mifflin Literacy Program called Journeys.

Journeys is a comprehensive K-6 English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.
Teachers will access each child's reading level using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.  The assessments are accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of our students and help us document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

As part of our digital learning program at Mountain Point, students will be using Lexia® Core5® Reading.  This program supports our teachers in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge, and providing teachers with the data and student-specific resources they need for individual or small-group instruction.
We will work hard to help students succeed in reading.  One way we will support students who struggle is providing teachers with time to pull students for 5-10 minutes during rotations to give one-to-one support.  We will also have a WIN (Whatever I Need) Club during our reading block.  Aides will work with students who need extra support for 30 minutes a day, Monday through Thursday. These aides will be trained to provide the 95% Group program, a tier II intensive phonics program designed to help students who struggle in reading.
Teachers are in the process of being trained and beginning the implementation of Really Great Reading, a strong tier I program that helps students develop strong phonemic awareness and phonics skills.

Teachers in K-2 use Heggerty as a daily routine to provide our students with strong phonemic awareness skills.

We also use 95% Group phonics intervention to support students who are struggling in reading.