Reading/ELA

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K-12 Reading English Language Arts Vision Statement

The Centennial School District will ensure that all students will leave our K–12 education program prepared to know and effectively utilize literacy and critical thinking skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and to exhibit resiliency as they grow into effective readers, writers, communicators, and lifelong learners. 

Secondary English Language Arts & Literacy Instruction

The Centennial School District is committed to continuing to provide rigorous, research based, and standards aligned Reading, English Language Arts, and Literacy instruction, while at the same time providing opportunities for student self-selection and choice. Centennial's grades 6-10 program follows a core, vertically aligned curriculum and course structure that will support and guide students in developing and refining skills in critical thinking, close reading, writing in various genres, and doing research. Centennial's grades 11-12 program, Panther Pathways, is designed to help students select required and elective courses based on current and future career and educational goals, interests, and abilities.

 

Reading English Language Arts Teacher Leaders and Supports

  • Hope Banchi, Department Chair - William Tennent HS
  • Sherri Barrett, MTSS Coordinator - Klinger MS
  • Kathleen Costello, MTSS Coordinator - Klinger MS
  • Nancy Linville, Instructional Coach (Secondary Literacy & Technology)
  • Michele Mielziner, Department Chair - Log College MS
  • Sunshine Silenzi, Department Chair, Klinger MS

 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Documents

*For a full Scope of the Pennsylvania Standards, please visit the PDE SAS Portal - https://www.pdesas.org/Page/Viewer/ViewPage/11/

  Scope and Sequence (Curriculum and Courses)

  • The Centennial School District's curriculum Scope and Sequence follows the PA Core - English Language Arts, Grades 6-12
  • The Centennial School District's course Scope and Sequence is as follows:
    • Grade 6 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 7 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 8 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 9 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 10 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 11 Reading English Language Arts
    • Grade 12 Reading English Language Arts

Universal Screeners:

  • Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
  • i-Ready
  • IXL

Resources:

  • Bucks County Free Library - this resource provides students access to the Bucks County Library.
  • Collins Writing - this research-based writing program provides students with opportunities to write to learn and learn to write across all grades and subject areas.
  • Goodreads - this resource helps students keep track of what they are reading, write book reviews, and get recommendations based on the books they read and rate.
  • IXL - this resource provides students the opportunity to personalize their individualized learning path to build on their knowledge and remediate gaps in understanding.
  • i-Ready - this resource is a digital platform for mathematics and reading that will help you determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. 
    i-Ready consists of three components: Diagnostic Assessment (criterion-referenced, computer-adaptive assessment), Personalized Instruction (myPath interactive lessons), and Teacher Toolbox (provides a complete set of K–8 instructional resources, including standards-based lessons for Mathematics and Reading).

  • NoodleToolsthis research platform provides students with a systematic but flexible framework for navigating the tangled web of research. Students develop expert critical-thinking skills, gain confidence, and replace patch-writing and plagiarism with synthesis.
  • Purdue OWL this resource provides students access to writing resources and instructional materials from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.  Students will find information to assist with many writing projects.
  • SpringBoard ELA - this resource is Centennial School District's core resource for instruction at the Secondary level grades 6-10.
  • What Should I Read Next? - this resource provides students an opportunity to search a huge database of readers' favorite books and provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
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