English Language Arts 
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Whether students are “learning to read” or “reading to learn”, the Avon School K-8 English Language Arts curriculum is driven by the Common Core State Standards and supported by a balanced literacy framework for instruction. Students are engaged in targeted whole-class and small group instruction through a Reading and Writing Workshop model. Formative and summative assessment data is used to inform instruction in all areas including minilessons, guided reading, strategy groups, and individual conferences. Literacy instruction is scaffolded for all students to allow for a gradual release of responsibility that fosters student independence as readers and writers.