Sycolin Creek uses the Loudoun's Pathways to Reading and Writing program. This is a K-2 instructional model based on best practices in literacy instruction. Loudoun's Pathways consists of the following components: phonics instruction, word study, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, read alouds, and writers workshop. As reading specialists we provide support by working with groups of three students in literacy groups within the regular classrooms. We reinforce classroom instruction with word study, guided reading, and guided writing.