At Fayerweather, we create an environment rich in opportunities for children to develop language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. As children move through the grades, we stress the importance of content and understanding in their reading and writing. Learning is centered on an integrated approach — developing proficiency across the skill areas. Students are given direct instruction in spelling, grammar, writing mechanics and communication skills. Activities in this area are often interwoven with each other through thematic studies, research, projects, drama, and formal and informal presentations.