• reading SAGE Reading
     
     
    The SAGE Reading Program at Sierra Verde is interdisciplinary in its approach to teaching literature.  The program integrates many disciplines that may include but are not limited to, STEAM components, history, the arts, and visual media studies. 
     
     
    Students will develop their critical thinking that may include but are not limited to the SAGE adopted reading curriculum, from the College of William and Mary, which specializes in curriculum for the gifted learner, Jr Great Books, novels, short stories, nonfiction, and various forms of functional text.   
     
     
    Readers will develop a broader and deeper understanding of  literary work and examine the writers' craft through the development of their comprehension strategies using Thinking maps, mentor texts, literature discussions, author and/or genre studies.  SAGE readers will read a variety of genres throughout the year.  Each quarter, students will have a Quarterly Independent Reading goal.  
     
     
     
     
    "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales."  -Albert Einstein

     

    SAGE CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    Respect

    SAGE students will be respectful in their character, behavior, and attitude towards others and materials.

    Responsibility

    SAGE students will be responsible for their character, behavior, and attitude towards others and materials.

    Resourcefulness

    SAGE students will be resourceful when dealing with challenges in a respectful and responsible way.

     

     

    2021-2022

    3rd - 6th grade SAGE Reading

    Supply List

     

    Twistables Crayola Colored pencils

    .7 mechanical pencils

    extra eraser (optional)

    two-pocket folder 

    100 Sheets wide or college ruled Compostion Book

    SV agenda (given by homeroom teacher)

    Items donated for general classroom use:

    Cleaning wipes Clorox or Lysol

     

    SAGE Reading Grades are based on the following:
     
    Quarterly Independent reading   (Criteria and genre requirements can be found in their grade level Canvas class.) 
    Literary Analysis/Book Reviews
    Discussions/Classwork
    Vocabulary/Grammar tasks

    Extra credit tasks are not assigned in SAGE reading.
     
    Please note: Although, writing is integrated within the program students will receive writing instruction (skills) with their homeroom teachers.  The "reading grade" on the report card will reflect work done in SAGE and the "Writing" grade will reflect work done with the homeroom teacher.
     
     
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