• 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.
    "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


    3rd - 6th grade SAGE Reading

    Supply List


    Twistables Crayola Colored pencils

    .7 mechanical pencils

    extra eraser (optional)

    two-pocket folder 

    SV agenda (given by homeroom teacher)

    Items donated for general classroom use:

    Cleaning wipes Clorox or Lysol

    Boxes of tissue

    “Arizona law requires that public schools
    provide supplies required for academic
    success. This list represents optional,
    supplementary items which you may supply, at
    your discretion. If you have questions, feel
    free to contact the school.” 
     Extra credit tasks are not assigned SAGE reading.
    Additional information about home practice, assessments, redo criteria, and grading policy can be found in the
    the SAGE Handbook.