Jefferson Elementary recognizes the importance of a balanced literacy program. We are committed to ensuring that every student becomes a successful, self- directed, and motivated reader and writer. Jefferson Elementary has implemented a system of support for all teachers and staff to ensure that quality and balanced approaches to literacy are being taught. Instructional practices mandated by the state department and by Aiken County will be employed and monitored to guarantee that best practices are evident within the literacy block. We are committed to implementing Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop to ensure that our students are reading and writing the majority of the time everyday.