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Click here for the Language Arts Instructional Calendar of SOL's already taught this year.


Click here for the SOL Curriculum Framework for Language Arts

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Pacing Guides for Grades K-5:
K-2 Language Arts Pacing Guide
3-5 Language Arts Pacing Guide


PWCS Home Learning Link



Resources for Support and Review SOL's previously taught:

K-5 Planning Supports for previously taught material (reflective questions and writing opportunities connected to each unit)

Students will need to log into their PWCS emails and access the resources below (in blue) through their CLEVER accounts.

IXL- Personalized and adaptive learning platform to review previously taught skills and practice newly learned skills where students get immediate feedback.

Study Island- A standards based formative assessment and practice program that helps reinforce and review skills taught.

myON- Digital literacy platform where students read books of their choice or books are recommended based on their lexile level. Students will take a quiz at the end of each book to monitor comprehension and data will be tracked by classroom teachers.

Benchmark UniverseDigital literacy platform where students read books of their choice or classroom teachers assign books to students based on skills needed for review or what based on skills they are currently learning.

iStation- A comprehensive computer-based reading intervention program that supports students' reading fluency, comprehension and retention, and academic success. Here are directions on how students can access istation from home!  Istation Directions (link)Students have their log in cards in their agendas! Reach out to your child's classroom teacher if you need log in information.

There are additional online activities at the bottom of this page to support and review skills- please scroll to the bottom.

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Reading Strategies:


Prompts to ask your child if they get stuck on a word while reading:

  • Look at the picture.
  • Get your mouth ready to say the first sound.  (example - /c/ in cat)
  • Stretch out the word. (example - /c/ /a/ /t/)
  • Look for known chunks in the word. (example - /ch/ and /at/ in chat)
  • Flip the vowel sound. (example - A can say /a/ like cat or /a/ like cake)
  • What word would make sense in this sentence?



After your child reads a book ask him/her questions (encourage your child to use text evidence when answering questions) such as:

  • Who were the characters? 
  • What are some similarities and differences among two characters in the book?
  • What was the setting? Did the setting change?
  • What was the conflict/problem?
  • What was the resolution/solution?
  • What was the most important event that happened? Why?
  • What did this story make you think of?
  • What surprised you in this text?
  • What questions do you have while reading this text?

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Literacy Programs and Activities for Families:

Below are resources that can be used at home to support literacy skills. I will continue to update the resources as the year goes on. For more specific grade level resources, please see the grade level tabs at the top of this page. Under each grade level tab, resources will be given to support teachers and families during each academic week of remote learning. 


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Digital Reading Resources for Distance Learning

This is a comprehensive list of FREE online literacy resources currently available to support families with distance learning. This list will be updated as new resources are made available.


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Scholastic Learn from Home Activities:

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.

1st and 2nd grade students

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students

6th, 7th and 8th grade students

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PWC Libraries are offering Curbside Pickup! You can request books online and then you'll receive an email when the books are ready for pick up. Once you arrive to the library you can call and they will bring your books to your car. 

Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Bull Run Regional Library: 703-792-4533

Chinn Park Regional Library: 703-792-4800
Dale City Neighborhood Library: 703-792-5670
Dumfries Neighborhood Library: 703-792-5678
Haymarket Gainesville Community Library: 703-792-8700
Independent Hill Neighborhood Library: 703-792-5668
Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library: 703-792-5675
Montclair Community Library: 703-792-8750
Potomac Community Library: 703-792-8348


Place your hold through the online catalog:  
www.pwcgov.org/library 
or by calling one of the branches listed above.