Live Oak School builds students’ literacy skills by incorporating meaningful situations into their lesson plans. Across all grades, students read and write daily in whole class, small group, and independent activities. Students read for information and write to express understanding, gaining appreciation for real-world application of their practice. Using a workshop structure, teachers constantly assess student skills and craft lessons to strengthen their abilities to comprehend texts and express meaning through the written language. Strategies for listening and speaking are an integral aspect of the daily lessons in all classrooms, as students actively participate in small group explorations, class discussions and presentations, and whole school assemblies.