After analyzing previous year’s standardized test scores in Math and ELA, it was noted that students’ responses to open ended questions rarely earned the maximum possible points across the grades. In addition, classroom writing assignments, essays and unit assessments also showed lack of depth when it came to open ended and essay responses.

In an effort to create better writers, we are encouraging better thinkers. Through quality research and discussions, it is our hope that students will be able to retain more information and be able to better express themselves in writing.  Therefore, our instructional focus is…


Students will use text-based evidence to support high quality discussion and writing throughout the content areas.

Students will develop and organize their thoughts coherently through Writer’s Workshop routines and high quality discussions.


Please feel free to ask your child every day "What did you talk about in school today?"