612-877-7400
info@sbwschool.org

English Language Arts

PreKindergarten

Stonebridge students in the prekindergarten program  use The Creative Curriculum.  The Creative Curriculum is one of the most widely used pre-k curricula in the nation.  This comprehensive and research-based curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

The Creative Curriculum…

  • Increases Kindergarten readiness
  • Promotes social-emotional development
  • Supports all children
  • Is aligned to all state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes

Elementary School (K-5th Grade Students)

Stonebridge World School students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade use a comprehensive, research-proven program called Benchmark Literacy.

Benchmark Literacy:

  • Builds foundational skills such as phonics, word study and fluency
  • Builds on students background knowledge allowing them to access complex informational and literacy texts
  • Guides students to use text evidence
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop collaborative conversations
  • Develops writers by teaching the writing process

Middle School (6th-8th Grade Students)

Stonebridge World School implements a Readers Workshop model for all students. The Workshop framework looks like this:

Mini Lesson

  • Teacher introduces a strategy or skill to all students

Independent Reading

  • All students have time to read books at their level to enhance their literacy skills and complete independent work

Guided Reading

  • Teacher meets with small groups of students to work on a specific skill

Mid Workshop

  • Teacher will deliver a teaching point related to the reading strategy or skill that students are working on

Closing

  • Students gather together to reflect on their work as readers. They can share what they read or learned and review the material from the mini lesson

The Readers model helps build all students into successful and independent readers.

 

Stonebridge World School students in classroom