Milford School District is committed to teaching students to read and write. Reading is often considered one of the most valuable tools students learn as they grow, progress, and build the foundation for lifelong learning. Our reading instruction focuses on phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students receive exposure to a range of text types and tasks in order to develop these skills and foster their love of reading. As students refine their skills as readers they progress into the area of writing. The ability to write well is critical to our students as they advance into their post-secondary and career options. Student writing includes the opportunity to demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language and vocabulary use as they apply what they have learned. We believe the ability to read and write not only prepares our students to be successful throughout the rest of their educational career, but also helps develop them as responsible citizens in our society. We use the as our guide.