100 BOOK CHALLENGE
One of the most significant ways our children develop their reading skills is through the 100 Book Challenge, an innovative program using 35,000 color-coded books geared to the student's individual reading level. Binghamton is the only district in our area to offer this nationally-re known, highly successful program that encourages children to become lifelong readers.
Reading Street (© 2007 Scott Foresman) is designed to help teachers build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a wealth of reliable teaching tools. The program takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction with a strong emphasis on ongoing progress-monitoring and an explicit plan to help with managing small groups of students. In addition, Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so teachers can be assured they will focus on the right skill, at the right time, and for every student.
For first-graders who are having difficulties with reading, we offer the Reading Recovery program, which provides intensive, one-on-one instruction and intervention.
SIX TRAITS WRITING PROGRAM
This program, offered in grades K-10, breaks down the writing process into six essential traits to help students improve their writing skills.