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 Language Arts at Westwood Terrace
Westwood Terrace Reading Department is equipped to support your child throughout their literacy education by providing an abundance of resources and highly trained personnel.
Our reading staff includes a full-time Language Support Teacher, an Early Literacy Specialist, Reading AST, a bilingual tutor, and two Reading Specialists.