Lighthouse Elementary's NCA Goals

All students will improve in reading comprehension. Students will improve their ability to read narrative/informational text.
For the students...

  • Literacy tutors
  • Weekly literacy class
  • Classroom D.E.A.R. Time
  • Model and guide students to use key features of informational text
  • Instruction on use of comprehension strategies
  • Strategies to improve reading fluency
  • DRA Assessments at least twice per school year
  • Macomb Intermediate School District Literacy Units in grades 3 – 5

Staff development...

  • Professional Development in Guided Highlighted Reading
  • Use of mentor texts to provide examples of key features of narrative and informational text
  • Staff training in MAISA Reading Units

All students will improve their writing skills. Students will improve their ability to add details to their writing
For the students...

  • Literacy tutors
  • 6+1 Trait lessons
  • Writing activities in all curriculum areas (science, social studies, math)
  • Writing process concepts and ideas
  • Focus on organization and details in opinion writing

Staff development...

  • Words Their Way word study program
  • Use of mentor texts to provide examples of good writing for students
  • Staff training in MAISA Writing Units

All students will improve their mathematical abilities. Students will improve basic skills of geometry, fractions, and measurement
For the students...

  • Math tutors
  • Classroom focus on math vocabulary
  • Show and Share math strategies & using more than one strategy to solve a math problem

Staff development...

  • Use Daily Math Reviews in the classroom
  • Professional Development focusing on Common Core concepts
  • Professional Development focusing on Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies
  • Atlas Rubicon curriculum mapping system

All students will improve their Social Studies skills
For the students...

  • Core Democratic Values vocabulary and application
  • Close and Critical reading strategies to improve text comprehension

Staff Development …

  • Professional Development in Guided Highlighted reading

All students will improve their Science skills
For the students...

  • Classroom focus on the scientific process
  • Close and Critical reading strategies to improve text comprehension

Staff Development …

  • Professional Development in Guided Highlighted reading
  • Professional Development in Next Generation Science Standards