• Reading

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    The balanced literacy program in Central Bucks includes explicit instruction of strategies and skills, guided practice, and independent application in the five strands of:
    • Independent Reading and Ownership of Literacy
    • Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, and Word Study
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    The balanced reading program includes: shared reading, guided reading, explicit skill and strategy instruction, and independent reading.
    Students read from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction texts with nonfiction being emphasized throughout the grades. As students enter the intermediate grades, reading texts related to content area topics is an area of emphasis. Independent reading is a key component of the reading program as teachers work to build a community of readers with the goal of having students become skilled readers who choose to read independently.
     
    In Fifth Grade, students will uitilize the following curriculums/programs to practice these skills:
    • Lead 21
    • Comprehension Toolkit
    • Various Novels
    • Independent Reading Texts