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100 Walker Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541.482.8577
Fax: 541.482.8328
Contact: Laura Davis
Email: 
Hours: Office Hours: M/T/TH: 8:00-3:30 W: 8:00-3:00 F: CLOSED
Language Arts

The Oregon Department of Education has established standards for English Language proficiency for grades K-8. The standards address Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

For detailed information on the standards and to find additional resources, please go to:

http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1613


Language Arts in Grades K-5

The elementary grades at John Muir School have adopted a reading framework by Lucy Calkins called “Units of Study for Teaching Reading K-5.”  This curriculum is designed to support teacher creativity by:

  • Helping build foundational reading skills and strategies
  • Supporting the teaching of interpretation and synthesis of information in both fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Providing teaching points and mini lessons that support a reading workshop curriculum
The curriculum, along with videos that describe it, are available at:  http://www.heinemann.com/unitsofstudy/reading

Language Arts in Grades 6-8

Upper grades use language arts curriculums which supports students’ critical thinking skills via a multitude of interdisciplinary approaches. The following curriculums are used in grades 6-8 at John Muir:

  • HOLT Elements of Literature
  • Jr Scholastic The Current Events Magazine
  • SCOPE Scholastic Language Arts Magazine
  • Write Source
  • The Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing

 




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