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Differentiated classroom instruction means tailoring instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. Our classroom is made up of multi-level grades. This allows the teacher to become familiar with their students so they are able to tailor the content for each student using individual or small group instruction.
For our students with dyslexia, we are using a combination of Orton Gillingham and Explicit Phonics. Students also benefit from small group rotations with our teacher and individualized reading sessions.
We encourage students to read each night at home either by themselves or with their parents.
Writing is done daily utilizing the EET (Expanded Expression Toolkit). Students will be given a topic, utilize the EET for their outline, write a rough draft, have it corrected by the teacher, re-write, corrected again and then a final copy.
Creating good writing habits now will increase their writing skills for college and future careers.
We have many opportunities for hands-on learning during the year. We typically include some type of art in conjunction with research projects. Projects will be completed in school by the students. Students will work individually on projects that include researching, writing, and making displays.
HOMEWORK - Research has shown that homework does not increase achievement in any significant way and in many situations decreases it. It also causes anxiety in students and disrupts home life. Therefore, we will not assign homework unless the student has not completed their work in school during the day. We do encourage all students to read with their families each night.
GRADES - If students receive poor grades, their self-esteem is lowered and they often give up. Therefore, letter grades are given to students who are in middle and high school. All other grades are M - Mastered Concept, S - Satisfactory, N - Not Demonstrated Consistently, H - Needs Additional Help.
ASSESSMENTS - Students are assessed on the work they complete at school through observation, questions and teacher assessments. We administer the MAP Growth assessment three times a year. We are required by the Florida Department of Education to complete an annual assessment which is done in the late spring.
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