Sara Hill

College Wood Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

12415 Shelborne Rd (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 733-6430 ext. 2004


Carmel Clay Schools

  • Experience Excellence…
    • Explore Opportunities…
      • Realize Potential

Reach for Reading

      Reach for Reading is a program based around unit themes and big ideas with each unit focusing either on a science or a social studies topic.  In first grade the units revolve around family, growing food, how animals change and grow, how animals are different, weather, maps, and the difference between now and then.

Daily 5

Daily 5 is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy. Students work in five different areas while the teacher is meeting with small reading groups (Guided Reading). The teacher is working with students reading books and developing strategies at their reading level.

1. Read to Self

2. Read to Someone

3. Listening

4. Word Work

5. Writing