Saturday Academy

A few weeks before the reading and math test respectively, a Saturday Academy is scheduled that offers intensive intervention. Students develop in-depth content knowledge that is inquiry-based around themes/topics taught throughout their entire instructional program. Students are involved in projects that require them to discuss ideas (language/listening development). Students work in various learning settings; i.e., paired, small groups, or individually. They do extensive reading to develop schema around specific topics. Independent reading materials, i.e., trade books and novels, leveled to meet student need, are used. These books are aligned to the themes being developed during the daily instructional program to ensure an in-depth understanding of text. Students throughout the grades have access to books at both their instructional and independent levels.

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