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Language Arts

Individualized Instruction

At Havern School, Language Arts are taught through both small group and whole classroom instruction using a structured literacy approach with a core scope and sequence of skill instruction, specialized instructional materials and a variety of children’s literature. For small group instruction, students are placed according to their specific strengths and needs. Teachers provide direct, systematic, explicit instruction in multiple components of reading and writing, and differentiate instruction based on student profiles.  All of our teachers have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading System methods for reading, and the Step Up to Writing program for writing instruction.

Based on the needs of each student, Language Arts instruction is provided in a number of areas, including:

  • Listening comprehension and oral language development
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Written language
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