Academic Goals of Tenniswood Elementary


Goal Statement:  All students will improve math proficiency.

Strategies include:

  • Writing about math
  • Implementing Rich Tasks
  • Adaptive Learning Program-Dream Box
  • Small group instruction
  • Posting learning objectives
  • Aligning lesson focus
  • Home to school math connection


Goal Statement:  All students will improve reading proficiency.

Strategies include:

  • Development and incorporation of mini-lessons in the areas of comprehension, accuracy, fluency and vocabulary
  • Close and Critical Reading Strategies
  • Strategies to bring students to summary
  • Reading response journals
  • Small group instruction
  • Intervention groups
  • Home to school literacy connection


Goal Statement:  All students will improve writing proficiency.

Strategies include:

  • Collaborative scoring
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Instructional focus areas
  • Guided writing groups
  • Home to school writing connection

Writing and Social Studies

Goal Statement:  All students will become more proficient in science and social studies.

Strategies include:

  • Note taking
  • Use of graphic organizers in science and social studies concepts
  • Hands-on science experiences in science laboratory
  • Formative assessment
  • Use of content specific text in guided reading