Elementary School Curriculum

Math

Math-U-See (Grades K-5)

Math-U-See is an effective program designed to improve mathematical performance by explicitly teaching the concepts, skills, and content needed to successfully learn and understand mathematics. It is a mastery-based curriculum that is suitable for struggling and gifted students alike.

 

Math-U-See provides:

  • Teacher-Directed Instruction

  • Direct, Explicit Instruction

  • Models and Demonstrations

  • Explicit Problem Solving Strategies

  • Corrective Feedback

  • Frequent Cumulative Review

  • Short-Cycle Assessment and Progress Monitoring

 

Teachers introduce the concepts in an easily understandable manner and use step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. All kinds of learners are engaged by the multi-sensory approach. UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles is incorporated in all levels..

Reading

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (Grades k-5)

A cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades K-5. The system is designed to support whole-group, small group and independent learning through:

  • phonics/spelling/word study lessons

  • reading mini-lessons

  • guided reading

  • shared reading

  • independent reading

  • book clubs

Writing

 

Writing by Design (Grades 2-5)
Writing by Design is proven-effective writing instruction for building competence and confidence with learners of all levels and types in grades K–8.  With a foundation in the Six Traits of Writing, it establishes a common language across grade levels  With detailed lesson plans, rubrics, and daily model papers, new and veteran teachers can successfully teach state standards and Common Core writing. 

 

Benefits for Students

  • Dramatically improves cognitive abilities in all subjects

  • Develops student competence and confidence

  • Strengthens critical thinking

  • Creates greater gains for English Learners and students with special needs

  • Increases the pathway to literacy