Literacy and the Churchill Difference

We are proud of the robust Literacy Curriculum we have designed in the Churchill Elementary School!


Grounded in the National Reading Panel’s “Big Five” components of reading instruction, which includes (1) phonemic awareness, (2) phonics, (3) fluency, (4) vocabulary, and (5) comprehension, our curriculum is evidence-based and designed to target the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities. Our Literacy Curriculum also includes a dynamic and research-based approach to Writing instruction that allows students to meet the demands of rigorous academic tasks, express themselves fully and creatively, and develop self-confidence and stamina in order to meet their full potential.  

What really sets Churchill apart from other schools is our dedicated team of professionals and families, and the collaborative teaching approach seen in the classroom. We teach daily reading classes and work with small groups of students to deliver explicit literacy instruction, but it doesn’t stop there! We also frequently meet with a variety of professionals, including classroom teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinators. These ongoing discussions allow us to meet each individual student’s learning needs as they relate to literacy.  

Please stay tuned for future articles which will describe different components of our literacy program in more detail. In the meantime, check out our ES Literacy Website, where you can see pictures of our students learning and so much more!