Somerset Academy and Lead 21
New Literacy Curriculum Resources for Somerset Academy Students!
For the 2011-2012 school year, students at both the Somerset Academy - North Las Vegas and the Somerset Academy - Emerson, will be using the Wright Group LEAD 21 reading and writing curriculum resources to improve and expand their literacy skills! The decision to use Wright Group LEAD 21 curriculum resources is the outcome of an extensive K-5 literacy curriculum review process in which staff from both campuses met with representatives from two major literacy program publishers and completed a formal review of both programs. The overwhelming choice was LEAD 21.
Wright Group LEAD 21 is a comprehensive, research-based core K-5 literacy program built to expand literacy, ensure equality, achieve acceleration and refine differentiation for students. LEAD 21 honors core literacy competencies (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, oral language development and writing) while encompassing 21st century literacies such as the ability to access, question, evaluate, collaborate and communicate effectively in the age of today’s information explosion.
Wright Group LEAD 21 provides all students with equity of access to standards-based grade level content and affords all learners equity of voice within the classroom community. It provides instructional materials and approaches designed to accelerate the literacy growth of all learners, to proficiency and beyond. It enhances and expands the effectiveness of differentiated instruction through the use of varied texts, student groupings and instructional supports during literacy instruction.
More information regarding the Wright Group LEAD 21 and how you can access a variety of online resources to support your child’s development of literacy skills outside of school will be available to you later this fall. You can learn more about LEAD 21 by visiting the following website: http://www.wrightgroup.com/wglead21.