The foundation of our balanced literacy program is a multicultural, standards-based K-12 curriculum emphasizing comprehensive skill development in four primary areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Through a wide range of assessments, our curriculum encourages the consistent growth of critical and creative thinking, quality communication, independence and reflection at developmentally appropriate levels.
AISJ advocates a student-centered, collaborative and cross- curricular approach in support of balanced literacy. Diverse opportunities are provided for students to experience and process language created for a variety of purposes and audiences. Such an approach, we believe, will best prepare and empower them to become responsible, lifelong learners and competent, compassionate, effective communicators.
Learners understand that the application of reading skills and strategies empower us to comprehend a variety of texts.
Learners understand that the application of writing skills and strategies empower us to create a variety of texts.
Learners are able to apply listening and speaking skills and strategies to communicate effectively (transdisciplinary).
Learners understand that conventions enable us to communicate effectively.