Summer Office Hours
For an eight-week period from June 11 – August 3, all District schools and the Administration Center for Education will be open Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. In addition, District offices will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day. 

The Administration Center for Education will be open to the public from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hours at the individual schools will vary. Due to limited office staff during this time, please contact the school to confirm someone will be available to assist you when planning your visit.  Click here for a phone directory. 




Benchmark Literacy


-This program is a Common Core focused Benchmark Literacy program.

- It focuses on the use of whole group reading instruction, differentiated small group guided reading groups, word work, and a writer’s workshop framework.

-Word Study (a new approach to "spelling") focuses on pattern of words, not just the memorization.

What does Benchmark Literacy focus on in 5th Grade?

UNIT #                    SKILL

            1                                  Main Idea & Supporting Details

            2                                  Text Importance & Sequence of Events

            3                                  Visualizing & Making Inferences

            4                                  Fix Up Monitoring & Summarizing

            5                                  Text Importance & Comparing and Contrasting

            6                                  Making Connections & Cause and Effect

            7                                  Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions

            8                                  Summarizing and Synthesizing & Evaluating Author's Purpose

            9                                  Making Connections & Distinguishing and Evaluating Fact and Opinion

            10                                 Asking Questions & Making Judgements.

Heather Flook
Last Modified:April 2018

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