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Academic Subjects & Special Area Classes

In keeping with the Mount Olive School district's mission statement to develop students' unique abilities as literate, ethical and contributing citizens of the world, we have designed curriculum to ensure our students are prepared to be 21st century learners.  Utilizing differentiated  instruction, RTI, small group instruction and innovative teaching techniques, we individualize instruction to make sure that all learners are successful and working towards their fullest potential. Below you will find a brief overview of the components of our academic subjects. If you would like to take a more in-depth look at specific areas of curriculum, please visit our curriculum page

Academic Subjects


Wilson Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. Students in grades K-2 receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing:

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Phonics/ word study

  • High frequency word study

  • Reading fluency

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension strategies 

  • Handwriting

  • Spelling


Schoolwide Reading FundamentalsThis program allows opportunities to read to students (mentor texts), to read with students (shared texts), and to have students read independently (books and other texts at their independent reading levels). Through exposure to various genres and texts, students use skills and strategies to deepen their understanding and connect with literature. 

Units of Study:

  • Launching-What readers do!

  • Fiction

  • Non-Fiction

  • Poetry

Schoolwide Writing FundamentalsTeachers provide explicit instruction on the various stages of the writing process. At each stage students look at great models of writing by authors who serve as mentors. Students are encouraged to take risks as they develop their own individual writing styles and become part of a writing community who shares ideas and learns from one another. 

Students focus on 3 genres of writing throughout the year:

  • Narrative

  • Informational

  • Persuasive

Special Area Classes