The curriculum includes a variety of language skill-building activities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students are taught to focus on meaning and to use problem-solving strategies to figure out words, deal with difficult sentence structure, and understand concepts they have never encountered in print.
Picture books also provide students with opportunities to expand their vocabulary, to interpret stories, and to recognize how illustrations contribute to the story.
The curriculum was approved for use in Gaston County Schools by the Director of Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, Curriculum Specialist, and the State ABC Team at Rhyne Elementary School. School administration determines student eligibility for participation by school-administered Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) scores.