• 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.