Language Arts:

English/Language Arts and ELD: McGraw-Hill Wonders! (student sign-in

Read alouds (Big Books), guided reading (leveled readers), and independent reading activities 

Emphasis on phonemic awareness (hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes/sounds), phonics (associating letters with sounds), reading strategies (decoding, monitoring, clarifying, predicting, etc.), and comprehension (cause and effect, sequencing, main idea, details, etc.)

Reading Counts: leveled readers with computerized quizzes based on each student’s lexile level as determined by the Scholastic Reading Inventory 

Lexia: Supplemental, research-proven, blended learning program that provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction (

Writing: Write from the Beginning and Beyond

Teacher writing, guided writing, and independent journal writing 

Writing process: prewriting/brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and sharing


Spelling patterns and phonics rules

Conventional spelling of high frequency words

Beginning proofreading for accuracy in writing


Mathematics textbook: enVision Math (Pearson-Scott Foresman)

Manipulatives used to teach and model concepts

Guided and independent practice provided for all concepts


Science textbook: Scott Foresman California Science (

Hands-on science investigations

Life, physical and earth sciences

Social Studies

Social Studies textbook: Harcourt Reflections (

Physical Education

Varies by grade level: Warm-up activities, sports skills instruction, playground rules, and sportsmanship