English Language Arts (ELA)
The English Language Arts curriculum at South Buffalo Charter School is aligned to the New York State Standards and is delivered with a variety of resources and engaging instruction. SBCS uses the Scott Foresman Reading program as a research based resource to serve as our foundational framework of the ELA curriculum. The Reading First program is also used at our school as students K – 3 strive to become fully literate through uninterrupted reading blocks, whole and small group instruction, guided reading, differentiated centers and flexible groupings. Many of the best practices utilized in K-3 are bridged into the ELA instruction in grades 4-8 among other grade level appropriate ELA pedagogy. This includes a focus on comprehension and the integration of ELA across all content areas. The continuation Step Up to Writing is also utilized K-8 to support ELA instruction.