The K-5 Wellesley Literacy Curriculum is comprehensive and process oriented. It is aligned to the Massachusetts State Curriculum Framework for English/Language Arts. The elementary schools follow a workshop model of delivery that is focused on the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student independence and mastery. Daily instruction in reading and writing includes active engagement in whole group, small group and independent work. Each of these structures is targeted to meet student needs in the context of the specific goals and objectives of lessons.