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Salem District and Curriculum
Salem Public Schools consist of nine public schools and nearly 4,500 students. The district is also home to an early childhood center and a preparatory high school that serves high-risk students in grades 9-12. The Horace Mann Laboratory School uses a unique approach—with small class sizes—that allows for small-group instruction in English language arts and math, with the assistance of student teachers and junior students in college education programs. The Nathaniel Bowditch School offers a dual-language academic program for students who speak both English and Spanish.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Salem District Curriculum
Salem Public Schools’ Office of Teaching & Learning’s role involves designing and integrating curricula, implementing state assessments in the schools, supporting instructional quality, etc. The office’s Theory of Action revolves around the district recognizing what its students should be able to do, monitoring their progress, and making the necessary adjustments to instruction to benefit both teachers and students. This Theory of Action is based around three related key questions.
Carlton Elementary School has a daily 120-minute literacy block that is built around small-group reading and writing workshops. Each session begins with a brief mini-lesson focused on a particular literacy skill. Next, students read and work on activities that foster skills such as comprehension, phonological awareness, and fluency in their small groups, which are flexible based on the reading abilities and needs of the students. At Horace Mann, literacy instruction is centered on a guided reading approach for which students are fully assessed at both the beginning and middle of the school year.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Salem Educational News
- Bentley Reaches Out to ELL Families - Bentley Elementary School holds evening U.S. citizenship and ESL classes inviting Spanish-speaking parents and grandparents of children who attend the school. The school is home to a high population of Latino students, and this outreach effort was implemented to help increase parental involvement. Last December, several attendees of the citizenship class who became or were close to becoming American citizens were honored at the school.
- Breakfast Is Served - This year, four elementary schools in the Salem district instilled a program funded by a $50,000 grant that allowed students to eat breakfast at their desks. This initiative is aimed at improving student learning; in a program piloted last year, teachers reported no problems with disruptive behavior and an increase in students’ concentration.
- Salem Students Walk to School - In 2013, Salem organized its first ever citywide walk-to-school event in honor of Massachusetts Bike and Walk to School Day. Students from four elementary schools in the district would meet at a designated point and walk to school in unison between 7 and 8 A.M. The goal was to encourage those who do not already walk to school to do so for many reasons, including helping the environment and increasing focus at school through being active.
Salem Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Resources for Budding Astronomers
Surely, students will come to class talking about a movie that they can’t wait to see, and there is a good chance their interest was sparked by viewing a preview of that movie. Cultivating interest in reading is a major problem today, so why not create “book previews” to perhaps peak interest in books? Such book previews can be created using a website called Animoto, which allows users to make short videos incorporating music, images, and text. Teachers can sign up for different subscriptions; paid subscriptions allow users to create lengthier clips. Teacher-created book previews made using Animoto can be used as great anticipatory sets to introduce students to a story or novel that they will be reading in class. Additionally, after a student reads a book that he/she enjoys, he/she can create a book preview to show to the class. This can help introduce students to new books they may find interesting and also be a gauge for the teacher as to the reader’s comprehension of the text.