language arts and literacy encompass skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Listening and speaking skills are developed and practiced throughout the GreenMount curriculum.
In the lower grades, explicit phonics and fluency instruction through Fundations™ is a part of every reading and writing time. In the older grades, the emphasis moves from learning to read to reading to learn. Students become aware of their meta-cognition and purposefully use critical thinking skills. In addition, GreenMount uses the vocabulary program Wordly Wise™ throughout all grades.
Our language arts programs are research-based. Additionally, we have adopted many aspects of the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum, which is based on years of research and best practices. Our scope and sequence reflects many of the VSC principals while supporting our school’s approach to learning.