Reading, writing, and speaking are foundational skills for success in school and in life. No matter what your child becomes, these skills will be needed for an effective and meaningful career. At The Kipling School, language arts is a common thread linking every subject and every day.
Through phonics and guided reading, close reading of complex texts and small group instruction your child will grow in all areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The greatest gains will be made through a balanced approach to literacy instruction and the individualized attention your child will receive in daily small groups. Students will engage in meaningful discussions about what they are reading, will develop their ability to communicate their ideas in writing and will be supported to become authors of stories yet to be told. Explicit writing instruction in response to reading, in addition to becoming authors of their own unique stories, are critical components of our language arts curriculum. Public speaking skills build poise, self-confidence, and leadership. Starting in Kindergarten students will be taught how to present to others, engage their peers and teachers in thoughtful discussions and perform on stage in theatre productions throughout the year.