SAGE ReadingThe 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
SAGE students will be respectful in their character, behavior, and attitude towards others and materials.
SAGE students will be responsible for their character, behavior, and attitude towards others and materials.
SAGE students will be resourceful when dealing with challenges in a respectful and responsible way.
3rd - 6th grade SAGE Reading
Twistables Crayola Colored pencils
.7 mechanical pencils
extra eraser (optional)
100 Sheets wide or college ruled Composition Book
SV agenda (given by homeroom teacher)
Items donated for general classroom use:
Cleaning wipes Clorox or LysolSAGE 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 ReviewsDiscussions/ClassworkVocabulary/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) from 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.“Arizona law requires that public schools
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