English Language Arts Curriculum


  • The Grosse Pointe Public Schools English Language Arts Program uses Reading and Writing Workshop to build foundational skills.  The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards.  The model focuses on the strengths and needs of each individual student.   There are several consistent components of the workshop model, however variation within grade levels may occur.   

    The Reading and Writing Workshop components include:

    diamond  mini-lesson

    diamond  independent daily reading (IDR) and writing time

    diamond  conferencing

    diamond  small group instruction

    diamond  sharing with accountable talk

    diamond  read aloud and mentor texts


    The ultimate goal of a workshop approach is for students to develop lifelong reading habits and writing skills.