The ability of children to express themselves will in writing is a major goal of the Lower School curriculum. Students in all grade levels are given many opportunities to write in a variety of formats and across all subject areas.
Students are taught a process of writing which encourages them to generate ideas, order thoughts, develop an idea, and make appropriate word choices. Teachers develop units of study that focus on a range of writing genres such as personal, narrative, non-fiction, or memoir. Each unit is designed to develop specific writing skills. In each unit of study, students choose one or more pieces of writing to “publish”, revising and editing their work so that it is the best is can in content, structure, and mechanics.
Separate lessons and materials for spelling are offered.