Language Arts:

Reading textbook: Wonders McGraw Hill

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 (Most students will check out Beginning Reader books and receive assistance with reading the Reading Counts quizzes in the computer lab during the third quarter.)

Writing framework: Write from the Beginning and Beyond. It builds on the power of Thinking Maps to establish a school-wide focus on effective writing across all grade levels and content areas.

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

Spelling: Spelling patterns and phonics rules

Conventional spelling of high frequency words

Beginning proofreading for accuracy in writing



Mathematics textbook: enVision Math (Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley)

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



Physical Education

50 min/week from ELEVO by grade- level

50 min/week: with class includes warm-up activities, sports skills instruction, playground rules, and sportsmanship