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K-5 ELA Parent information meeting

Posted on: September 18, 2018
photo of girl reading a book and details about the parent meeting

We are excited to announce the implementation of curricular resources associated with Fountas and Pinnell Classroom in K-2 classrooms and Lucy Calkins Units of Study: Reading Curriculum in our 4th and 5th-grade classrooms for the 2018-19 school year.

Parents of students in grades K-5 from all of our elementary schools are invited to attend an informational meeting with Dr. Pam Smith, National Literacy Consultant, to learn about the instructional and assessment components of Fountas and Pinnell Classroom and Units of Study: Reading.  Suggestions to help your student develop as a reader will also be provided.  

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 

Grades K-2 
6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

Grades 4-5  
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Units of Study: Reading

Where: Board Room at John Foster Dulles Elementary


Future Meetings:  We anticipate offering the same Parent Night in November 2018.  Additional details will be provided once confirmed.

Grade 3 coming 2019-2020*

*Third grade has not implemented new reading curricular resources for the 2018-19 school year.  Targeted 3rd-grade classrooms piloted Units of Study Reading during the 2017-18 school year; however, before recommending the adoption of a new curricular resource, they wanted to pilot the recently released Third Grade Fountas and Pinnell Classroom. They are currently preparing to pilot Fountas and Pinnell Classroom resources during the 2018-19 school year and will provide a recommendation at the conclusion of this pilot.