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English Language Arts

Oakfield-Alabama Elementary School utilizes many literacy resources to teach the Common Core ELA Standards. Below are some resources to help students, parents, and community members with Common Core implementation.

 
The above website offers Parent Roadmaps for each grade level to help with Common Core ELA Standards.
 
The above website offers many nonfiction texts for students that are based on student interest!
 
The above website will take you to all of the practices and protocols that teachers and students are using to read closely, annotate text, and comprehend rich texts.
 
Many of the Elementary School teachers utilize the Words Their Way program instead of a traditional spelling curriculum.  Words Their Way is focused on word study of the English language instead of just memorizing how to spell words for a Friday test.  This cheat sheet will help you with some of the symbols on their spelling words.
 
The writing curriculum at our Elementary School is based on Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop program.  This link will give you a snapshot of what Writer's Workshop looks like in your child's classroom and how you can help grow writers at home!