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Waltham CCSD 185



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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.