Academics

Literacy Curriculum
The Mehlville School District utilizes the Lucy Calkins reading and writing programs. During the reading and writing workshop time students experience conferring, guided reading/writing, strategy groups, along with independent reading/writing. Students also participate in word study, shared reading and read aloud throughout their school day.

Reading Specialists
Forder is a Title 1 school and has three reading teachers who serve students who qualify for remedial reading services


Math Curriculum
The Mehlville School District utilizes the Ready Math program for mathematics.  
The Ready Mathematics program helps address the emphasis on conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the math standards.‚Äč Mehlville has also partnered with Discovery Education to provide professional development for our fourth and fifth grade teachers. 


Special Education

For students with special educational needs Forder has two full-time resource teachers, one Speech/Language Pathologist, as well as occupational and physical therapy services. Along with Adaptive Physical Education services, Hearing/Vision Itinerant Services and Music therapy are provided as indicated on an IEP. 


English Language Learners
Forder has two ELL teachers serving students who speak a second language.


Gifted Program
Mehlville School District offers the STRETCH program for students who think outside of the box. Students have the opportunity to participate in competitions, such as the Math Olympiad, the State Bowl for Future Problem Solving Equations, and the Invention Convention. 

The Ready Mathematics program helps address the emphasis on conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the math standards.
The Ready Mathematics program helps address the emphasis on conceptual understanding through reasoning, modeling, and discussion that explore the structure of mathematics while also developing students' procedural fluency. The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the math standards.
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