Grade K-5 Literacy Programs
The mission of the Malden Public Schools Literacy Program is to develop students who can read and write at high levels of achievement, both to learn and share new information and for their own enjoyment.
- Provide all teachers in grades K-5 resources and professional development to build strong literacy classrooms in grades K-5.
- Provide resources to families to help support literacy in the home.
Malden Public Schools Reading Program
In grades K-5, teachers are using the Scott Foresman Reading Street program. The program provides students access to phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension instruction. All schools implement a minimum of 90 minutes for reading every day. During this time, teachers will use both whole group and small group instruction. In small groups, teachers work to meet students’ individual needs. As teachers meet with small groups, other students will be reading and writing at centers.
Malden Public Schools Writing Program
In kindergarten classrooms teachers make use of writing journals. Students write every day for 30 minutes in their journals. Students work first on their drawing and then move on to writing about their drawing to tell their story. To learn more about Kidwriting, click here.
In grades 1-5, students participate in daily writer’s workshop.
Resources for Families for Grades K-5 Literacy Program
Reading Program Outlines for Parents
The Malden Public Schools uses the Scott Foresman Reading Street program in grades K-5. The program provides opportunities for students to develop their reading across all of the areas of reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
The following are outlines by grade levels of the reading program:
Information on Lexia
Lexia is a computer based reading program that provides students with practice in phonemic awareness and phonics. All kindergarten and first grade students have a username and password for Lexia. Students in grades 2-8 who may benefit from the added practice offered in Lexia have been given a username and password. Students use the program during the school day.
Lexia can also be used at home. Please see the following directions. For the district code and your child’s username and password, ask your child’s teacher for information.
Directions for Downloading and Installing Lexia at Home:
Our Contact Information
|Janice Raymond||Director of Language, Literacy, and Title I||[email protected]||781-397-6107|
|Maureen Foster||Administrative Assistant||[email protected]||781-397-6107|
|Meredith O’Leary||Beebe School Literacy Coach||[email protected]||781-388-0622|
|Erin Bennett||Ferryway School Literacy Coach||[email protected]||781-388-0655|
|Meghann McCarthy||Forestdale School Literacy Coach||[email protected]||781 397-7326|
|Susan Terban||Linden School Literacy Coach||[email protected]||781- 397-7329|
|Kristen Reidy||Salemwood School Literacy Coach||[email protected]||781-388-0643 x1413|