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Literacy: Each school day includes approximately 90 minutes per day of literacy instruction, using a Balanced Literacy approach. Daily Readers Workshops include varied reading experiences, including read-alouds, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading and reader responses. Students’ reading levels are assessed regularly to ensure that students are reading books at their “just right” levels. Daily Writers Workshops are guided by a writing process approach, in which students brainstorm, outline, draft, confer, revise, edit and publish pieces of writing that are personally and intellectually relevant to students.