English Language Arts

Our Integrated Language Arts Program encompasses reading, writing, word study, grammar usage, speaking and listening.  Our curriculum is aligned to the Minnesota Academic Standards and includes the foundation skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. In addition, students acquire reading and writing competence through effective use of oral and written communication across the curriculum.  

Sunrise River Elementary fosters the love of reading through authentic texts and ample opportunities to read a variety of text at both an instructional level and independent level. To ensure success for all learners, student learning is continually monitored and assessed during whole group, small group and independent practice.  This individual and ongoing assessment  prepares all students for future success in and out of school and encourages life-long literacy habits.