The Franciscan School has a comprehensive literacy program that meets the individual needs of each student while setting high standards of achievement for all.
Fundations is a multi-sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program for our K-3 classrooms.
We utilize The Daily 5 structure during our literacy block to provide consistency and equality in classroom practices. This structure consists of 5 tasks: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Word Work, and Listen to Reading.
We assess our students throughout the year using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). This practice ensures we are meeting each child’s needs in his/her reading journey. Our Leveled Library also provides teachers with books that help students develop skills to read independently, silently, and fluently.
The Diocese of Raleigh teaches writing through the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. The Traits instruction provides a common language and shared vocabulary that builds confident writers.
Many classrooms utilize flexible seating to give students a choice in a preferred learning space while promoting collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.