At Callaway Hills, we are striving to implement the Arkansas Comprehensive Literacy Model as part of the district initiative. The model allows for a balance of whole group and small group instruction. Whole group instruction accommodates all students and supports community interaction through reading books aloud, shared readings, and mini-lessons. Small group focuses more in depth on individual strengths and areas of concern. Essential components to the literacy model include:
• Word Study/Vocabulary Instruction
• Independent Reading
• Read Aloud
• Reader's Workshop
• Guided Reading
• Writer's Workshop
Our writing instruction is based on a writer's workshop approach supported by Lucy Calkins' Units of Study.
Grades K - 5 have allotted 2 1/2 hours per day for the literacy block.