English/Language Arts

ReadyGEN by Pearson Grades K-5 is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Students read authentic literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts.

Ready reading’s supportive content is proven to make today’s demanding standards reachable for all students. Its complex, authentic texts engage students in opportunities to practice close reading strategies across a variety of genres and formats. Ready reading instruction uses a consistent Read, Think, Talk, Write model in which teacher-led discussion and small group collaboration are central to student achievement. Lessons scaffold to build students’ confidence as they develop important critical thinking and analytical skills. Students are immediately engaged by the variety of real-world source texts, from literature and poetry to blogs and news articles.

Small Groups/Rotations: Students are assigned to small groups based on their reading level and ability. The groups will meet with the teacher and work on strategies to enhance their reading comprehension skills and writing along with anything else that is pertinent to their success.

Vocabulary.com teaches students words by systematically exposing you to a wide array of question types and activities that will help you understand all the meanings and nuances of every word you’re learning.

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Social Studies

Social Studies Weekly by Studies Weekly Publications Grades K-5 is a weekly magazine curriculum that teaches the same information as in a textbook, but in a colorful, illustrated format. To stay current, these publications are updated annually to cover state content standards and provide relevant information. Beyond that, Studies Weekly's online version of the curriculum brings learning to life with primary source videos, audio files, photos and so much more. This media, combined with the attractive print format, creates an emotional engagement that feeds critical thinking skills development.

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Science

Project Lead the Way addresses students need to access real-world, applied learning experiences that empower them to gain the skills they need to thrive in college, career, and beyond. Through the program, students develop in-demand, transportable skills – such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication – that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students’ progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to explore career paths, engage in problem solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, and build communication skills.

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Mathematics

Ready Math helps teachers create a rich classroom environment in which students at all levels become active, real-world problem solvers. Through teacher-led instruction, students develop mathematical reasoning, engage in discourse, and build strong mathematical habits. The program’s instructional framework supports educators as they strengthen their teaching practices and facilitates meaningful discourse that encourages all learners. Ready Math’s goals:

  • Encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts through the embedded Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Builds on students’ prior knowledge with lessons that make connections within and across grade levels and directly address the major focus of the grade
  • Incorporates a classroom mathematics routine that promotes conversations and increases accessibility of the mathematics for all students
  • Prepares students for the challenges of the Florida Standards Assessments with tasks and activities that have a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, fluency, and application

Small Groups/Rotations: Students are assigned a small group based on their grade level math skills. The groups will meet with the teacher and work on strategies to enhance these skills along with anything else that is pertinent to their success.

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Social Emotional Learning

Sanford Harmony is a social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster intergender communication and understanding, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.

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*All curriculum descriptions are pulled from each source directly.

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