Literacy Development Center- LDC
Our Fine Arts Magnet Program is the Literary Development Center which received the 2011 Magnet School of Distinction Award. T
he Literary Development center Program: Using different geners of literature as a springboard to literacy, the LDC mentor teacher models reading and writing strategies for children and classroom teachers. The Literary Development Center supports the PYP through activities and research that supplement the planners.
Mrs. Erin Diaz, literacy teacher from kindergarten through second grade, helps develop phonics and spelling strategies within context using news of the day, stories, literary centersand small group writing sessions. The children respond to literature by authoring, illustrating and sharing their original books.
Ms. Carol Clayton facilitates instruction for students in third through fifth grades. In her class, children participate in literature studies and non-fiction research. Students explain their thoughts, opinions and original ideas orally and in writing. The enjoyment of reading and the importance of expressing their concepts in writing are stressed.