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    Advanced Learning Plans - 4th and 5th Grades, Multi-Age Classrooms

    Sacajawea follows the philosophy of Lynn Stoddard’s Educating for Human Greatness which includes recognizing individual talents and gifts in each student. For those with talents in reading or math, our class provides enrichment opportunities outlined below (and in accordance with our school plan,) in alignment with the Seattle School District policy (http://www.seattleschools.org/area/advlearning/program_alo.htm ,) and consistent with current child development research. Sacajawea follows the district recommendation for an inclusion model, whereby differentiated instruction is offered within the classroom through a variety of strategies.

    4th and 5th Grades will participate in a Walk to Math (W2M) program, allowing some students to work in smaller groups and all students to focus on their strengths and needs. Within each W2M class, Math ALO Differentiation Strategies will include at various times:

    Parallel Tasks
    Flexible Grouping
    Centers and/or Games
    Small Group Instruction
    Tiered Assignments
    Targeted Questioning

    Reading ALO Differentiation Strategies includes at various times:

    Flexible Reading Groups
    Leveled Reading Groups
    Individualized Independent Reading
    Reading Logs
    Shared Inquiry (such as Junior Great Books)
    Classroom and School Libraries
    Content Area Reading
    Parallel-Topic Books

    Other Academic Areas:

    Math & Science Fair
    Environmental Education
    Art Festival

    Additional Enrichment Opportunities (happening both during and after the school day) your child might participate in (and which offer significant academic enrichment in non-traditional ways):

    Chess Club
    Global Reading Challenge
    Instrumental Music
    Family Partnership Evenings
    After School Programs
    Great Brain Projects
    Shining Stars Project
    Dramatic Performances

    University of Washington Science Partnership

    Educating for Human Greatness by Lynn Stoddard

    Research references and strategy definitions can be found in Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular - Classroom by Susan Winebrenner.

    Additional information regarding the recent audit of the highly capable programs can be found on the Seattle School District website.