Our goal is to have each student build an understanding of print and
non-print material, learn how to acquire information, communicate
effectively and find reading and writing personally fulfilling.
Throughout the Lower School students;
• Read a wide range of material
• Are taught a variety of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate and appreciate texts.
• Use spoken, written and visual language to communicate effectively
• Are taught the elements of process writing to communicate clearly
• Are taught language structures, conventions and genre to create and discuss print and non-print material
• Learn to gather information from a variety of sources.
Spelling, reading, writing and speaking are all skills students develop in their daily classroom experiences. Lincoln also celebrates special events that nurture our students' appreciation of words. On Book Character Day, students dress up as a character from a favorite book. During the Month of the Spoken Word, the whole school celebrates by singing songs, reading aloud, writing and reciting poety, and finding other ways to have fun with language and be creative.