Reading Street is a comprehensive reading program that has a phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and conventions component. Each unit contains 5 lessons with a focus on one theme. Phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills change with each lesson; however, you will notice that comprehension topics are revisited in later lessons for further review.
PHONICS: Weekly spelling lists contain 20 words, 5 of which are challenge words. We will review and practice the spelling pattern in class throughout the week. On Fridays, students will take a spelling list. Ten words from the list, plus one challenge word will be chosen for the test on Friday.
VOCABULARY: Students will have exposure to and practice with the weekly vocabulary selection on a daily basis. Part of their reading test on Friday will include a vocabulary portion. Students will be expected to identify the vocabulary word that best completes a given sentence.
COMPREHENSION: This skill will be taught at the beginning of the week, and then reviewed and practiced throughout the remainder of the week. Students will have opportunities to practice this skill through reading various texts, as well as in written responses. Their understanding of the weekly comprehension strategy will be assessed on Fridays.
CONVENTIONS: Parts of speech, punctuation, and grammar are taught and reviewed throughout the week. Students are not tested on these skills each week, but they are assessed in our unit tests.