• 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.