Reading

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    Wit and Wisdom pilot

    Wit and Wisdom is a k-8 English curriculum that brings rich, knowledge-building content into the classroom.  It helps to meet the expectations of the standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing.

     

    40 Book Challenge

    Independent reading challenge to encourage each child to read a variety of books and explore new genres. Students are given time in class to read, but to reach their goal students must read every day in class and at home.

     

    Novel Studies 

    Small discussion groups all reading the same novel.  Discussions focus on comprehension strategies, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.

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Math

  • McGraw Hill My Math

    "Built around the Standards for Mathematical Practices, McGraw-Hill My Math engages students with the focus, coherence, and rigor required."

    ST Math

    "ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate and challenge students toward higher achievement."

    Fact Fluency

    "knowing how a number can be composed and decomposed and using that information to be flexible and efficient with solving problems" (Parish, 2014, p. 159)

    Fluency without Fear 

    Ways to support Fact Fluency:

    • Number Talks
    • Addition Fact Activities
    • Multiplication Fact Activities
    • Math Cards (Not just flash cards, but includes visual representations)

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Writing

  • Wit and Wisdom pilot

    Writing embedded within lessons as students respond to quality literature.

    Lucy Calkins

    Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing. 

    Empowering Writers

    Powerful lessons and tools for teachers to refine students writing.

    Words Their Way Spelling

    Model of word study where students move through 5 stages of spelling development.

Science/Social Studies

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    Science

    Physical Science - Forces that Change the Land 

    Life Science

    • The Human Machine
    • Southern Resident Orcas

     

     

    Social Studies

    Washington State History/Geography/Government

    Bainbridge Island History