In Northside, we follow a balanced literacy framework that includes the explicit and systematic teaching of foundational literacy skills. The instructional components within our balanced literacy framework promote the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student. Our students engage in literacy learning during read alouds of mentor texts, shared and performance reading/writing, mini lessons, small group instruction, and independent reading/writing.
Reading Langauge Arts at McDermott
The Elementary Language Arts and Reading Department supports the district's mission in its commitment to the belief that children come first. Through curriculum, instruction, and professional staff development, this department strives to promote life-long literacy and learning for all students.