• Exciting News for Our School Families: K-5 Into Reading Coming Soon!

    Dear West Orange Family,

    We are excited to share that our district will be introducing Into Reading as our new K-5 Core Comprehensive Reading program starting with the 2024-2025 school year!

    Into Reading provides explicit, systematic instruction across all strands of literacy—reading, vocabulary, English language development, and foundational skills—based on trusted research and recommendations from the International Literacy Association (ILA), the International Reading Association (IRA), and other significant research in literacy education.

    Into Reading also promotes mastery of the foundations of reading through a structured sequence. This includes Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Print Concepts, High-Frequency Words, Decoding, Spelling, Word Study, Handwriting, and Fluency, ensuring that children become fluent, confident, and thoughtful readers. 

    As part of the implementation process, we are committed to supporting our teachers through professional development sessions starting in April and continuing throughout the implementation year. Additionally, curriculum development will begin in June to ensure that Into Reading aligns seamlessly with our educational goals and standards.

    We understand the importance of providing access to resources for our school families. That's why we are pleased to offer immediate access to digital materials for families through the Into Reading digital platform. Over the summer, your child will have access to Into Reading through their personal account on Clever. This will allow students to explore the program and prepare for the upcoming school year at their own pace.

    We recently held parent nights to introduce Into Reading and provide information on how to access digital materials. If you missed these sessions, we have another session scheduled tomorrow, March 20th, at St. Cloud (6pm) and Central Office (7:30pm). We encourage all parents to attend and learn more about this exciting new addition to our curriculum.

    For more information about Into Reading and how to access digital materials, including login information, please see the information below. All presentations have been posted for your convenience.

    Thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide the best possible education for our students. We look forward to embarking on this journey with Into Reading together!

    Warm regards,

    Eveny de Mendez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

    Beatrice Hanratty, K-5 ELA Supervisor

    March 19, 2024


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Last Modified on March 20, 2024