• Reading is Fundamental

    Image When you put a book into a child’s hands, good things happen! Literacy is embedded in all aspects of learning and builds student success. With a partnership between home and school, your child will become a lifelong reader and writer.

    A balanced literacy program, which we provide at Forest Lake Area Schools, ensures that the components of effective instruction are taught through a variety of reading and writing experiences.

    Our Philosophy: Forest Lake Area Schools, in partnership with family and community, strive to provide a variety of literacy opportunities through standards-based curriculum and differentiated instruction that will allow students to develop positive attitudes and become effective readers, writers, communicators,
    and lifelong learners.

    Literacy Standards

    FLAS offers a comprehensive reading curriculum. Students learn and practice basics and continue to develop further understanding of the fundamental concepts of literacy.

    The standards covered are:

    Reading and Literature                                                   Image

    • Word recognition, analysis and fluency
    • Vocabulary expansion
    • Comprehension
    • Literature


    • Types of writing
    • Elements of composition
    • Spelling, grammar and usage
    • Handwriting and word processing
    • Research

    Speaking, listening, and viewing

    • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Information analysis of electronic and print media
    • Effective expression of ideas gleaned from print, pictures, audio and video
  • Summer reading is important!


    Click here to learn more about how to guide your child in spending time this summer reading.


    Components of Literacy

    The Forest Lake Area Schools Components of Literacy model outlines the four components of a balanced literacy program. Click on the photo below to see a chart that outlines these important components.

    Balanced Literacy Framework

    Forest Lake Area Schools Local Literacy Plan 2021-2022