Reading Curriculum

Reading Curriculum K-5

Reading is the foundation of all learning. In order to learn, a child must have good reading skills. In order to succeed, a child must learn how to read and write well.

In addition to standard textbooks, DAS has added several special programs:

  • SRA Imagine It! (from McGraw-Hill, one of the top educational research and publishing companies in the world
  • Accelerated Reader from Renaissance Learning, used by over 1/3 of all U.S. schools as well as internationally.

SRA Imagine It!-- is a set of coursework that is aligned with State of Florida standards and addresses the five key areas of reading and writing instruction:

  • Phonemic Awareness- the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in words
  • Systematic, Explicit Phonics a systematic method of teaching children sound-spelling relationships and how to use those relationships to read words
  • Fluency - the ability to recognize, understand and automatically read accurately and quickly
  • Vocabulary – the words that must be understood when listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to communicate effectively

 

The intent of this program is to aid all levels of learners to reach the highest possible of reading and writing skills. It also includes links to science and social studies and assessment that help provide the most effective instruction. There proven tools to assess student strengths and weaknesses and supplemental material to help build skills targeting instruction to the various levels of student reading/writing skills relative to their grade and age -- Approaching Level, On Level, Above Level and for new/basic English Learners.

Contacts

For general information about Discovery Academy of Science, including admission, please contact us at:
   (info@) discoveryacademy.info
North Campus  +727.369.6361 South Campus 727.330.2424

 
North Campus serving grades 2nd through 8th
2817 St Marks Dr. Dunedin FL 34698
 
South Campus serving grades KG and 1st
1380 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin FL 34698