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Somerville District and Curriculum

The Somerville Public School has adopted a Long Range Literacy Plan. The plan consists of ten goals that are vertically aligned throughout the curriculum. The district’s goal is to develop the critical writing, reading and cognitive skills of all learners. Students are assessed with formal and informal assessments in the classroom throughout the school year in Somerville. The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments is given in each school to assess the academic progress of students in core subject areas.

We currently cover the following Somerville-area school district: Somerville Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Somerville District Curriculum

One major focus of the schools is the cross-curricular literacy abilities of all students. The Literacy Plan has taken a holistic approach to improve student learning and assessment scores. All teachers across the curriculum are committed to emphasize literacy standards and improving literacy scores. Writing across the curriculum means that writing is emphasized in all courses. Students are expected to learn how to write for different purposes such as providing information (expository writing) or trying to be persuasive. In all types of writing, students are taught the steps to take an idea through the stages of the writing process until a piece of writing is edited and revised.

Students enhance their writing skills in every class including elective classes. Allowing students to write different genres in different subject areas diversifies their writing skills. Students also enhance their writing skills by repetitive use of the writing skill throughout the school day. Learners also realize and identify the usefulness of writing in a variety of career fields.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Somerville Educational News

  • The Oneville Project - The Oneville Project is a community research and action plan to examine the role of technology in a learning community. This project is broken into six smaller projects and involves collaboration from researchers, community leaders, students and other stakeholders. Students will continue to examine the effectiveness of low cost technology helps all members in a community.
  • X Block - During the school year classes from first grade through eighth grade have a forty minute block. Learners needing assistance in a particular area will receive it from a classroom teacher or assistance. Others students will engage in foreign language studies. The goal is to improve grades and provide assistance to struggling students.
  • Summer Learning - Somerville Public Schools encourage students to read for pleasure during the Summer. The district has released a summer reading list of recommended books. The goals to for student to find the fun in reading and enjoy the reading process. Students are encouraged to look for books that they are interested in reading.

Somerville 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: Setting Goals

Some students and parents are satisfied with achieving the bare minimum in their academic goals. As long as they graduate, they feel that the future is set. However, those who want to reach higher, set larger goals, and achieve greater rewards in life, are those who go the extra mile. They are never satisfied with “good enough.” These students are the ones that win the awards, score highest on college entrance exams, and gain valuable scholarships to aid in future plans. Parents can help by encouraging success and providing the necessary tools and tutors that give students that winning edge. Teaching students to set goals and manage the process of achieving them is a crucial lesson of childhood. Goals should be presented as achievable accomplishments so that children can know what it is like to set a goal and reach it. That will help them later in life set larger goals and work through the steps to get there.