Welcome to J. Hampton Moore Elementary School. We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student. Our school is home to approximately 1,200 students with a diverse culture. We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. We value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success.
Instruction is based on the Common Core State and National Standards. Your child’s success in literacy will be tailored with the 5 Components of Early Literacy: Phonemic Awareness (45 Phonemes), Phonics (decoding vs. encoding, explicit phonics instruction/ rules), Fluency (accuracy and smoothness/ allows real-time for comprehension), Vocabulary (Prefix, Root, Suffix Plan in every classroom), Comprehension (Marriage between words and knowledge/ purposeful & active).
Our school is currently utilizing Lucy Calkins Units of Study to teach literacy. The program is designed to meet your child’s individual literacy needs using the Reading Workshop model. Reading Workshop is a model of instruction that focuses on the work of the reader. Teachers model and directly teach the skills and strategies that proficient readers use. After watching the teacher model the skills and strategies, students apply these strategies to self-selected books and texts on their independent reading level. During independent reading, the teacher conducts small group lessons or holds conferences with individual students. Daily, students engage in a mini-lesson, small group instruction, conferring and independent reading. A child also has ample opportunities to discuss and write about their reading.
Our staff is dedicated to preparing your child for college and career readiness skills.