With literacy at the forefront of Richland One’s vision for student success, the English/Language Arts curriculum seeks to equip students with transferable reading and writing skills through the Balanced Literacy Framework. This research-based approach to instruction allows students to learn and practice through a variety of teaching methods that provides flexible scaffolding into reading and writing independence.
In Richland One we use Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC), a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades K-5. FPC is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, shared reading, phonics, spelling, and word study, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading.
Learners who are identified as having skill deficits must receive consistent and targeted instruction in addition to what is provided through daily core instruction. Targeted support can be provided during the ELA block, school-wide intervention block, or a separate pull out time. Increasing the intensity, frequency, duration and or format of evidence-based instructional practices is what classifies a specific method as an intervention.