Norton City Schools

Language Arts

Language Arts Courses of Study

The Language Arts Courses of Study are based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards.  These standards represent a research-based approach to literacy development, promote writing as a process and provide expectations for students to become effective communicators.
The ten standards that follow define high standards of literacy for Ohio's students:

    Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency Standard
    Acquisition of Vocabulary Standard
    Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard
    Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text Standard
    Reading Applications: Literary Text Standard
    Writing Process Standard
    Writing Applications Standard
    Research Standard
    Communication: Oral and Visual Standard

You will see the following terms in the course of study document:
Standard:  An overarching goal or theme in language arts.  The standard statement describes, in broad terms, what students should know and be able to do as a result of the K-12 program.
Benchmark: A specific statement of what a student should know and be able to do at a specific time in his/her schooling.  Benchmarks are used to measure a student's progress towards meeting the standard.
Grade-level Indicator: A specific statement of the knowledge and/or skills that a student demonstrates at each grade level.

Scott Foresman Reading Street K-4

Scott Foresman Reading Street  K-4
Scott Foresman Reading Street © 2008 is an all-new reading program for Grades K-4 at Cornerstone, Grill and Primary Elementaries. Reading Street is designed to help teachers build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a wealth of reliable teaching tools. The program takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction with a strong emphasis on ongoing progress-monitoring and an explicit plan to help with managing small groups of students. In addition, Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so teachers can be assured they will focus on the right skill, at the right time, and for every student.
Please click on the tour link to see some of the features that Reading Street will offer our students.
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