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If you wish to contact me, please: see me in person; call me at (703) 356 - 7554; or e-mail me at pmaggio@stjohnacademy.org.

Basic writing skills, including grammar and punctuation, are emphasized in the Language Arts subject area. Journal writing, poetry, reports, plays, brochures, cookbooks, science projects, math word problems, and charts are some of the many ways SJA students are involved in writing. Students learn editing and revising skills and often work with peers. Learning to listen and speak effectively is another important component of language arts.

The primary curriculum goal of the Reading program is to have students understand, appreciate, and enjoy fine literature while becoming successful readers in the process. Phonics, spelling, grammar, comprehension and writing are part of the daily activity in the lower grades. Creative writing, research projects and oral presentations are used to enhance reading. Active reading strategies teach students how to think as they read and connect the printed word to their own experiences. Student book reports and engaging lessons that focus on plot, main character, setting, focus on specific details in stories and books help students learn about the writing process, and components of stories. Students also participate in the “Accelerated Reading” and “Great Books” programs, and have access to SRA reading kits.

St. John Academy’s comprehensive religious education program emphasizes formation in the Roman Catholic faith, with a focus on the liturgical calendar. Students participate in the devotional life of the Church, including a weekly school Mass, and the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Penance weekly. In addition to the example set by their extraordinary Catholic lay teachers, students receive periodic instruction from their parish priests and members of other religious communities.

Basic writing skills, including grammar and punctuation, are emphasized in the Language Arts subject area. Journal writing, poetry, reports, plays, brochures, cookbooks, science projects, math word problems, and charts are some of the many ways SJA students are involved in writing. Students learn editing and revising skills and often work with peers. Learning to listen and speak effectively is another important component of language arts.

The primary curriculum goal of the Reading program is to have students understand, appreciate, and enjoy fine literature while becoming successful readers in the process. Phonics, spelling, grammar, comprehension and writing are part of the daily activity in the lower grades. Creative writing, research projects and oral presentations are used to enhance reading. Active reading strategies teach students how to think as they read and connect the printed word to their own experiences. Student book reports and engaging lessons that focus on plot, main character, setting, focus on specific details in stories and books help students learn about the writing process, and components of stories. Students also participate in the “Accelerated Reading” and “Great Books” programs, and have access to SRA reading kits.

Basic writing skills, including grammar and punctuation, are emphasized in the Language Arts subject area. Journal writing, poetry, reports, plays, brochures, cookbooks, science projects, math word problems, and charts are some of the many ways SJA students are involved in writing. Students learn editing and revising skills and often work with peers. Learning to listen and speak effectively is another important component of language arts.

The primary curriculum goal of the Reading program is to have students understand, appreciate, and enjoy fine literature while becoming successful readers in the process. Phonics, spelling, grammar, comprehension and writing are part of the daily activity in the lower grades. Creative writing, research projects and oral presentations are used to enhance reading. Active reading strategies teach students how to think as they read and connect the printed word to their own experiences. Student book reports and engaging lessons that focus on plot, main character, setting, focus on specific details in stories and books help students learn about the writing process, and components of stories. Students also participate in the “Accelerated Reading” and “Great Books” programs, and have access to SRA reading kits.