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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Wauwatosa District Curriculum
The Wauwatosa School District recently implemented a new program called Grading for Learning. The Grading for Learning program is designed to more effectively assess student course work. The new initiatives give students more opportunities for graded material, but does not weigh homework as highly or consider extra credit work as part of their overall course grade.
Primary education English language arts covers the five areas essential for English language mastery. Reading is first on the list and elementary students work on literature and informative pieces after they’ve mastered basic reading. Writing is also stressed in the district and this gives students an opportunity to practice grammar and mechanics. It is important for elementary students to learn the value of good speaking and listening skills, both of which are taught in the primary language arts program. In addition, students are exposed to the power of language as a whole and when it is appropriate to use different types of language conventions.
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Wauwatosa District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
In the Wauwatosa School District, the Common Core State Standards are closely adhered to when choosing the curriculum. The Curriculum Council reviews any new suggestions for curricula before approval to ensure that it meets state and national standards. The benchmarks for both primary and secondary education progress linearly and focus on problem solving and conceptual knowledge. To graduate from high school, seniors must have 23 credits centered around a solid English core.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Wauwatosa Educational News
- WSD Teachers Honored - Underwood Elementary kindergarten teacher Joel Marinan and Longfellow Middle School English teacher Donna Bender of the Wauwatosa School District were both honored with the distinction of being named Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellows. The Herb Kohl Foundation awards educational grants to students, teachers, and schools. Only teachers who are able to instill a great love of learning and service in their students are named as Fellows by the foundation.
- UWM and Wauwatosa High Schools Join Forces - East High School and West High School in the Wauwatosa School District and the University of Wisconsin have joined forces on a long term research assignment targeting the importance and skills of effective communication among teenagers. Students from both high schools can volunteer to have their speaking skills assessed by the research panel.
- East/West High Theatre Schedule - The theatre department at both East and West High Schools will be presenting two new performances this year. East High School theatre students have been working on “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical featuring a young girl enraptured by the flapper lifestyle. West High School students will be performing “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
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Chalk Talk: Reading with Phonics
When it comes to teaching reading, two choices are available. Beginners can learn to sight read, or they can learn phonetically. Sight reading teaching students to memorize what words look like with the word the say. T-H-E says “the,” for example. Phonics introduces students to the sounds of each letter, then blends the sounds together to form words. Both options have their merits, but reading with phonics is usually accepted by the educational community as the better way to teach reading. Over 80 percent of English words can be read phonetically. Students who master phonics are set up to be better readers. The downfall of sight reading is that if a student comes across a word he hasn’t memorized, he will struggle to decipher what the word says. Reading with phonics solves this problems by teaching him how to sound out new words in order to read what they say. Reading with phonics is a great way to help young readers learn to read faster, better, and with more comprehension.