Our Programs

Reading Wings


Reading Wings: Reading Wings 4th Edition is a research-based reading curriculum that provides ninety-minute daily lessons over a period of five days and targets the needs of students reading on a second- through eigth-grade level who have successfully learned to decode but need to develop more sophisticated reading skills.  To ensure that students become proficient readers, Reading Wings uses Success for All’s core instructional structures to target vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, orallanguage development, and written expression by providing students ample opportunities with both narrative and expository text.Targeted Treasure Hunts, a key component of the Reading Wings program, provides instruction focused on targeted reading skills and strategies. All the instruction accompanying each five- or six-day lesson cycle centers around a narrative or expository trade book or basal selection, allowing for background building, specific and technical vocabulary development, utilization of targeted skills, team discussion, relevant writing activities, and assessment. Reading Wings further supports reading comprehension through the Savvy Reader. The Savvy Reader provides intensive, engaging introductions to each of the four core comprehension strategies—clarifying, questioning, predicting, and summarizing. Additional Savvy Reader lessons provide comprehension strategy instruction throughout the year, and this instruction is reinforced through Targeted Treasure Hunts.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The teachers and staff at Great Lakes Academy stand TOGETHER against racism and police brutality.

We embrace, as a school community, the continued important conversations that surround all the issues we are currently facing.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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