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English/Language Arts

 

Overview

From the read-alouds, drawing, and shared storytelling of Pre-Kindergarten to the analytical discussions around the 8th grade Harkness table, our students are actively engaged every day as readers and writers.  Literacy learning at Brookwood is founded on a shared belief that both strong skills and the knowledge and motivation to apply them purposefully are essential to global citizens of the 21st century.

We teach Literacy in a structured, research-based continuum that includes reading, writing, vocabulary, discussion and public speaking, listening, phonics/spelling/word study, grammar, manuscript and cursive writing, and keyboarding.  Our Information Management Skills thread focuses on developmentally appropriate research skills at each grade level, and our older students explore media literacy. 

We immerse our children in literature that celebrates both tradition and diversity, and our students write in a variety of genres, making reader/writer connections by apprenticing themselves to the authors and texts they love.