Spanish Language Arts

grade_4_literacy.jpgThe Spanish Language Arts Curriculum at the Amigos School is based on the Language and Literacy Collaborative Framework in partnership with Lesley University. This framework is the instructional design for best practices in language and literacy teaching and learning in grades K-8. It provides a structure within which teachers can accommodate the varying needs of their students. It is a flexible framework that integrates the range of reading, writing, and word study activities essential for promoting literacy. It consists of three blocks (Language and Word Study, Reading Workshop, and Writing Workshop) built around a foundation of oral language. The teacher provides direct instruction through very specific mini-lessons and guided learning in whole group and small group settings. 

The Language and Literacy framework is particularly suited to a dual-language school, where teachers must take into consideration their students’ native and second language proficiency and tailor instruction to meet individual students’ needs.

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