literacy

K-1 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy goals for their students in kindergarten and grade 1. Their focus is on summarizing, retelling, and writing phonetically. They include a list of grammar... Read More

Grades 2-3 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy goals for their students in second and third grade, focusing especially on comprehension and writing. They included a list of suggested writing activies... Read More

Grades 4-6 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy objectives for students in grades four through six. Their focus was on analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing what is read and creating independently ... Read More

Grades 7-8 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy objectives for students in grades seven and eight, with stated purpose "to produce a thinking student, with skills to analyze and ciritque information th... Read More

Preschool Checklist

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

This document offers parents a way to assess their child's readiness for school. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it with the parents of future students.Download this document no... Read More

Preparing the Preschooler for First Grade

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

How should parents get their child ready to go to school? This document gives a range of readiness targets from cheerful obedience to jumping rope. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it... Read More

Laying a Solid Pre-School Foundation

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

How should parents prepare their children for school (and life in general)? How does a school assess whether a child is ready to enroll in first grade? Jonas offers this list of preparation goals. ... Read More

Helping Struggling Readers

Contributor: Karen Yoder | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you help your struggling readers to gain confidence and proficiency? Martha Stoltzfus and Karen Yoder share their techniques. Martha suggests: 1. Writing stories on the board to help stud... Read More

Art: How We Teach It

Contributor: Rosanne Frey | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Rosanne Frey describes the art curriculum her school uses--and how she makes it work. The books are designed for homeschools, so many of the lesson plans don’t work in a classroom. Rosanne still r... Read More

Buzz Into a Good Book!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

During Book Week, we had a lot of fun celebrating books and reading.  Mystery Readers visited classrooms to read to students. The entire school took time to read every day. Students participated ... Read More