Welcome to the Edgewood Highland Literacy Wiki page!!!!

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What is Literacy at Edgewood Highland School?

We (Mrs. Cicerone and Mrs. Giuliano) are the Literacy Team here at Edgewood Highlands. We are passionate about our mission of teaching our students to become life long readers, writers and thinkers while supporting families in promoting literacy with their children at home. In addition, we work closely with our teachers to support their learning of best practices in literacy.

Mrs. Cicerone:

Received her Masters in Teaching and her Masters in Literacy from Rhode Island College. She is a certified Reading Recovery Teacher and is Nationally Board Certified in Early Literacy and Language Arts. She teaches grades K-2 and Reading Recovery students.

Mrs. Giuliano:

Received her bachelors of science degree in Language Arts from Rhode Island College and her Masters degree in Literacy from Providence College. She teaches grades 3-6. In a previous life, she taught grade 1 at Edgewood for 10 years.

What the Literacy Team Does:

  • The LiteracyTeam can often be found wearing matching outfits as they plan school wide literacy initiatives and professional development for our faculty.

  • Our focus during the past 5 years has been to strengthen the writing abilities of our students in a variety of genres. We began with ACES as a tool for constructed response. Answer the question, Cite evidence from the text to support your answer, Expand on the evidence by writing more about it, and Summarize your point. This is a focal point in grades K-2 as students master writing sentences, stories responses to text and eventually strong paragraphs. Genres taught include the Common Core Standard genres of informational, narrative, opinion/argument and report writing.

  • We have extended our students' writing abilities into writing strong essays in grades 3-5.

  • We provide professional development to our faculty in the areas of reading. writing and data analysis.

  • We service small groups of students to help them advance their reading, writing and thinking abilities.

  • We encourage families to contact of is you have questions about working with your child at home. We are happy to assist with information and ideas.

During the 2017-2018 school year we will be supporting faculty with the implementation of Wonders, our new literacy series. This is an exciting opportunity for you child to engage with high quality literature and information text as they work to develop their reading writing and thinking skills. There is a strong technology component that will allow your child to access text and a variety of literacy activities at home or at the library.

Helpful Links to Support Your Child at Home:

Grades K-2:


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Hubbard's Cupboard
Hubbard's Cupboard


Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets


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Gr 1-5

Readtheory.org (username and pw required and all students have been provided with this information as of 6/17. If your child needs this information have them see one of us)