English Language Arts Program

LCCPS English Language Arts Components

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Phonics K1-3

30 mins
  • Fundations


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Phonological Awareness




K and K1  - 15 mins.

1st - in small groups as needed

  • Michael Heggerty resource
  • Just Right PA (K only)


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Shared Reading K1-2


10-15 mins

  • Fountas Pinnell Shared Reading books


  • Theme based books and poems used to supplement


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Oral Language



 part of literacy warm-up or centers  
  • Mondo Oral Language charts K-2


  • Speaking and listening as part of performance tasks


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  • Keys to Vocabulary
  • SEI 7 Steps to Teaching Vocabulary
  • Flocabulary 4-8


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Common Core Block

30- 45 mins

(1st – 3rd grade)

60 mins (4th – 5th grade)


  • Thematic Unit texts – Common Core
  • Keys to Literacy
  • Model Units
  • Targeted strategy/skill work
  • Close reading
  • Focused read aloud/think aloud/modeling
  • Whole class fluency


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Guided Reading


 45 mins (K – 3rd grade)
30 mins (4th – 5th grade)

  • Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
  • Centers/Anchor Stations/Book Clubs


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45 – 55 mins

  • Empowering Writers
  • Lucy Calkins
  • Guide to Nonfiction Writing
  • Grammar