Lafayette Street School’s Language Arts Literacy Program engages children in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing for pleasure, for information, and to construct knowledge.  Lafayette Street School seeks to create a community of learners who can be engaged in their learning now and in the future.  All teachers use a Balanced Literacy Approach to teaching Literacy.  Students are engaged in Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops on a daily basis.  Whole group as well as small group instruction assures that the needs of all learners are met.  Students in grades K-2 use various resources, while students in grades 3-8 work with the The Common Core Standards guide instruction on a daily basis.