What Does Reading Look Like at School?
The 90-120 minute language arts block is a time in which South Anna faculty and staff provide opportunities for our Spirit Riders to develop as readers and writers.
Students participate in engaging lessons and activities that support a Balanced Literacy Diet, including instruction in phonics and word study, vocabulary, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing. Students receive instruction in whole group and small guided reading group formats, work in collaborative pairs as they "listen to reading" and "read to someone," and spend time independently reading texts to apply information learned about comprehension strategy use. Teachers conference with individual students on their reading and writing, facilitate small guided reading group conversations, and lead whole group mini lessons on Standards of Learning objectives.