• A Balanced Literacy Approach


         The Reading Program at Legacy Elementary is a balanced literacy program. This approach to instruction involves teaching children to use the three cueing systems: meaning, sentence structure, and graphophonics in learning to read. Instruction integrates reading with thinking, writing, listening, and speaking.  


         On behalf of each student the following objectives are set:


    · To develop basic skills that enable them to get meaning from print.

    · To think critically about what is read.

    · To use reading across the curriculum as a tool for learning.

    · To experience the rewards and pleasures of reading.

    · To become independent writers who write for a variety of purposes.