• High levels of literacy is an expectation for all students to achieve. At Woodland, students are individually assessed and instructed on their just-right reading level. Students are taught how to read and then move to reading to learn. We want all students to have a passion and love for reading! Every classroom comes equipped with an abundant classroom library, so students have choice in selecting rich literature driven by their own interests. This promotes high levels of engagement. Additionally, direct instruction is given in small, guided reading groups and book clubs, so students can continue to grow as avid readers. Writing Workshop is designed to help students understand the craft of writing and is part of every classroom. Teachers supplement the workshop model by incorporating instruction on techniques, while also keeping a strong emphasis on the style and organization of the writing process. Students learn to express their ideas in written form and to convey a message through their words. Teachers regularly meet with students in small groups or individually to improve writing based on that student’s needs.