English / Language Arts

English / Language Arts

Preschool Programs: English / Language Arts

Our preschool programs all utilize Creative Curriculum to help students begin to develop literacy skills. The Creative Curriculum supports our preschool teachers as they arrange classroom environments that encourage children to read and write. The curriculum provides insight into the seven components of literacy:

  • Literacy as a source of enjoyment
  • Vocabulary and language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Knowledge of print
  • Letters and words
  • Comprehension
  • Books and other texts


The Creative Curriculum also incorporates a myriad of ways to introduce literacy concepts in ways that are accessible to all students. Examples include:

  • Talking
  • Singing and playing with language
  • Reading aloud
  • Storytelling
  • Story retelling writing
  • Meaningful play

School-Age Programs: English / Language Arts

Our elementary and middle/high schools use a range of curricular tools to support the development of their students’ ELA skills. The primary curriculum at Brooklyn Blue Feather is the Reading Wonders curriculum.  Students with more emergent literacy skills are taught with Edmark.


At AHRC Middle/High School, the base curriculum is Fountas and Pinnell.  Some learners also receive instruction with the Edmark Reading Program as well.