The Toronto Elementary
Staff is implementing a brand new literacy program for the 2019-2020 school
year. The program will consist of myView Literacy, the Heggerty Phonics
Awareness Program, and Wilson Fundations Program.
myView Literacy is a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for students in Grades K-5. It provides a balanced approach to teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking through Reading and Writing Workshops. The all-new, print and digital curriculum includes authentic texts and mini-lessons, flexible resources, and meaningful differentiation.
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program is a 35-week curriculum of daily phonemic awareness lesson plans that take 10-12 minutes. The lessons are designed to deliver phonemic awareness instruction in a whole group setting. Each level focuses on eight phonemic awareness skills, along with two additional activities to develop Letter and Sound recognition, and Language Awareness.
Fundations provides students in grades K-3 with a systematic program in
critical foundational skills, emphasizing: Phonemic awareness; Phonics/ word
study; High frequency word study; Reading fluency; Vocabulary; Comprehension
strategies; Handwriting; and Spelling. In addition, Fundations serves as a
prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure.
Toronto Elementary students in grades K-5 will receive two-hours of literacy
instruction daily. By using myView Literacy, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Program, and Wilson Fundations, the Karaffa Elementary staff will be able to
provide a multi-tiered system of supports which will identify at-risk students
early, provide evidence-based instruction, and enable students meet the goal of
reading on grade level by the end of third grade.