Edgewood School uses a Balanced Literacy approach to the teaching of reading and writing. In this approach reading and writing are not compartmentalized but are combined to support student learning comprehensively. Literature is the mainstay of the reading program. Students read fiction and nonfiction materials that encompass all content areas. Instruction occurs in whole class, small group and individual settings.
While differences may exist from class to class and grade to grade in the reading materials that are used, the primary elements of the reading program remain the
same in all classes and include: Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Literature Study, Independent Reading, and Word Study. Reading Aloud gives teachers and students an opportunity to enjoy literature together. Teachers read to students for the same reasons that they talk with them: to reassure, to entertain, to inform or explain, to arouse curiosity and to inspire.
Edgewood SchoolScarsdale Union Free School District
1 Roosevelt Place
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Urban Fringe of a Large City (Suburb: Large)
Serving Grades: K-5
Principal: Dr. Scott HouseknechtCompare to nearby schools »
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