Curriculum

 

Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive PK–5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.

The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.

www.mathlearningcenter.org/bridges

Literacy – Expeditionary Learning

Four modules, with 3 units in each, comprise a full year’s curriculum. Each module progresses in a standard sequence: Building Background Knowledge (Unit 1), Extended Reading and Research (Unit 2), and Extended Writing (Unit 3).

Each module comes with books – not textbooks or anthologies – which have been carefully selected and vetted by the authors of the Common Core as the best books for teaching grade level content. These central texts are supported by a list of recommended texts—books, articles, and primary source documents—that balance literary and informational texts at appropriate levels of complexity.

Social Studies – TCI & Common Core Standards

TCI – TCI is a K-12 publishing company that provides science and social studies textbooks. With TCI, teachers can have all the resources they need to create engaging and interactive experiences that meet both the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Common Core Standards standards for K-5 reading in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are integrated into the K-5 Reading standards.

 

SCIENCE

BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science and Literacy is a comprehensive, modular, kit-based elementary school science program that includes a full year of instruction at each grade level, K–5. At each grade level, 1–5, there are four modules, one each in physical science, Earth and space science, life science, and science and technology. A full-year kindergarten program is integrated in one Teacher’s Guide.

BSCS Science Tracks motivates students with exciting cross-curricular connections. Additional reading resources correlate with content for each module. This program provides ongoing assessment as well as additional strategies and activities that allow teachers to differentiate instruction.