Ms. Magnani - Basic Skills Language Arts

  •  Basic Skills Language Arts 

    The Basic Skills Language Arts program will be in the students' classroom for grades second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth.  Basic Skills is a program designed to reinforce the Language Arts curriculum and is in compliance with Common Curriculum Standards.

    The writing process will include: brainstorming, drafting, editing, revising and publishing.  Students will work through each step to improve writing essays and open-ended questions.

    Reading comprehension will include the model of Guided Reading and Literature Circles.  Students will improve their ability to make inferences,  make predicitions, promote self questioning, visualizing and making connections with text.

    Respnse to Intervention

    Reponse to intervention RTI is a multi-tier approach to an early identification of students and support of students with learning needs. RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning.


    • High-quality, scientifically based classroom instruction. All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in the general education classroom.
    • Ongoing student assessment. Universal screening and progress monitoring provide information about a student’s learning rate and level of achievement, 
    • Tiered instruction. A multi-tier approach is used to efficiently differentiate instruction for all students.