• South Carolina has recently adopted new standards for instruction in Reading and Mathematics. For an explanation of the similarities and differences between the Common Core State Standards and the NEW South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards please use the following link in English and Language Arts please use the following link and select your child's grade level:


    Fundamentals Process (SCCCR, South Carolina Department of Education)
    Fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Communication

    The Fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Communication delineate the underlying assumptions of the processes students must use and integrate to become successful and proficient readers, writers, and communicators, regardless of their grade level or course placement. Through these processes, students apply strategies as they read, write, and communicate. As students use these processes with automaticity, they more successfully navigate new and more challenging content and tasks.
    Teachers at all grade levels and in all disciplines should refer to the Fundamentals when determining what students use or neglect as they read, write, and communicate. Engagement increases as students take ownership of their learning through personal understanding and implementation of the reading, writing, and communication processes.
    Fundamentals of Reading
    Integrate an information (cueing) system that includes meaning (semantics), structure (syntax), visual (graphophonic), and pragmatics (schematic) to make meaning from text.
    Gain understanding by applying reading strategies of monitoring, searching, confirming, cross-checking, rereading, and self-correcting.
    Employ comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading text using schema, annotating, questioning, visualizing, drawing inferences, determining importance, summarizing, and synthesizing.
    Use metacognition to monitor meaning and adjust strategies while reading.
    Notice and analyze the styles and techniques authors use to help readers construct meaning.

    Fundamentals of Writing

    Employ a recursive writing process that includes planning, drafting, revising, editing, rewriting, publishing, and reflecting.
    Interact and collaborate with peers and adults to develop and strengthen writing.
    Produce writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, discipline, and audience.
    Use clear and coherent written language to accomplish a purpose such as learning, enjoyment, argument, and the exchange of information.
    Monitor progress throughout the writing process and adjust strategies as needed from independence to collaboration within a writing community.
    Incorporate authors’ craft techniques observed from wide reading of anchor and mentor texts across disciplines to inform, explain, convince/argue, and entertain.

    Fundamentals of Communication
    Employ a reciprocal communication process that includes planning, drafting, revising, editing, reviewing, presenting, and reflecting.
    Communicate using style, language and nonverbal cues appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Use active and attentive communication skills, building on other’s ideas to explore, learn, enjoy, argue, and exchange information.
    Monitor delivery and reception throughout the communication process and adjust approach and strategies as needed.
    Adjust speech, using standard English when indicated or appropriate, in a variety of contexts and tasks for presenting or participating in the social exchange of ideas.
    Acquire vocabulary from multiple forms of communication; use newly acquired vocabulary to appropriately communicate in a variety of situations and contexts.