Literacy Curriculum & Standards
Waltham uses a balanced literacy approach to reading and writing. During Reading Workshop, students are engaged in whole group mini-lessons focused on mentor texts and targeted skills and strategies. Station work takes place that focuses on word work, independent reading, individual conferencing, and small group guided instruction with a certified staff member. Students in K-5 move throughout the classroom and building for their small group instruction (guided reading).
Lucy Calkins and Colleagues Units of Writing Study is the core curriculum for our Writing Workshop, K-8.