Language Arts/Literacy Program
CORE READING PROGRAM
Windsor Prep offers a three-tier reading program which consists of the Jamestown/McGraw-Hill Reading Program: Goodman’s Five-Star Stories, Jamestown/McGraw-Hill Reading Program: Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader, and the Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Reading Program: Literature: The Reader’s Choice and Writer’s Choice. These research-based series emphasize strategy-based instruction delineating reading as a process of constructing meaning from written text.
Goodman’s Five-Star Stories is specifically designed for the struggling reader who is significantly below grade level and has not acquired the foundational skills necessary for reading fluency. It builds five important reading skills: key story elements using a cloze procedure, literary elements, critical thinking, vocabulary in context, and analyzing the writer’s craft. Students must also write in response to reading. The assessment component is designed to measure student progress using charts and graphs, providing motivation to succeed.
Jamestown Literature: An Adapted Reader is designed for those students who are marginally below grade level who have comprehension difficulties and limited vocabulary. Jamestown Literature provides collections of literature adapted to lower reading levels. All genres are represented, including short stories, myth-folktale, drama/epic, and nonfiction.
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Reading, a research-based program, features Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice and Writer’s Choice which is an integrated language arts series incorporating literature, writing, grammar, and composition, The Reader’s Choice is a contemporary anthology with a rich mix of classic and modern collections of poems and plays, stories and songs, letters and essays, and myths and folklore which enable students to explore literary voices, culture, and times to develop their interpretive skills. Through the text’s varied and active instructional strategies, students are given ample opportunities to engage in responsive reading, interpretation, and literary analysis through selections arranged by both theme and genre
IXL is a web-based learning tool offering unlimited practice in all subject areas across the curricula. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on the students’ demonstrated understanding of the material. Based on student responses an individualized learning path is created for each student, creating activities for enrichment and remediation.
IXL is a web-based learning tool offering unlimited practice in all subject areas across the curricula. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on the students’ demonstrated understanding of the material.
McGraw-Hill Math is a complete K–12 core math program is built on exploration, conversation, academic research and designed so all of our students can succeed in mathematics.
Study Sync curriculum is designed to meet the rigorous academic needs of today’s classroom by engaging every student and providing opportunities regardless of his or her native language, learning level or physical, social and emotional ability.