Boston Public Schools has adopted Scott Foresman's "Reading Street" series. Using a Readers' Workshop format, teachers at the Conley Elementary School equip students with comprehension strategies for understanding literature. The curriculum aims to produce independent readers who not only comprehend a variety of genres but also, through exposure to these various genres, develop greater appreciation for literature. Likewise, Writers' Workshops are designed to teach students independent writing skills. Units vary by grade level and student needs and include poetry, fiction, personal narrative/memoir, nonfiction, and informational writing, such as directions, recipes, and letters. The framework of these Readers' and Writers' Workshops consist of mini-lessons, guided reading, independent reading/writing, conferring, and group sharing.
Early childhood teachers implement Opening the World of Learning (OWL), a comprehensive curriculum covering all domains of early learning. The content of each unit is built around a carefully crafted daily routine within an activity-center day. Themes, skills, and concepts are developed through quality children's fiction and nonfiction trade books. The consistent format and features in every unit makes it easy for children to learn.
English Language Learning
English Language Learners (ELL) are supported by two full-time teachers. Additionally, many of our teachers have earned additional ELL certification, demonstrating our commitment to help each student excel.