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Overview

Cover of EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum

The EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum from Open Up Resources builds students’ knowledge through content-rich, authentic texts on real-world topics. Students engage in hands-on investigations, collaborative discussions, and analysis of diverse media to develop transferable skills and make meaningful connections. The coherent, knowledge-building approach covers the full scope of language arts standards, empowering all learners to achieve proficiency. It provides a wide range of supports for differentiated instruction, close reading, writing, and language development to support all learners.

Benchmark Advance curriculum

The Benchmark Advance curriculum from Benchmark Education Company is designed to build knowledge and literacy skills through content-rich, authentic texts on real-world topics in social studies, STEM, and literature. The curriculum follows a cyclical approach, with students consistently revisiting standards to achieve proficiency. It provides a wide range of supports for differentiated instruction, close reading, writing, and language development to support all learners.

myView Literacy curriculum

The myView Literacy curriculum from Savvas Learning Company teaches reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking using authentic texts and collaborative workshops. It builds literacy skills and knowledge through diverse genres and text complexity levels tailored to each grade. The curriculum includes a broad range of supports for differentiation, close reading, writing, and language development to support all learners.

PhD Science 3rd grade curriculum

PhD Science's 3rd grade curriculum explores four scientific phenomena: changes to the Statue of Liberty's appearance, life around mangrove trees, Balinese rice farming, and views of the sky from Earth and space. Students investigate these real-world anchors to learn about matter, ecosystems, Earth systems, and orbit and rotation. The curriculum engages students through hands-on explorations, collaborative discussions, and analysis of authentic texts. All learners actively engage with content, developing an understanding of scientific concepts and skills in science, reading, and other areas. The standards-aligned approach in PhD Science’s 3rd grade curriculum empowers students to excel in science and beyond.

PhD Science 4th grade curriculum

In 4th grade, the PhD Science curriculum from Great Minds continues to engage students through real-world phenomena. Students explore how windmills convert wind to light, investigate Amelia Earhart's unfinished journey, discover how elephants sense distant rainstorms, and uncover the formation of the Grand Canyon's features. The curriculum provides ample opportunities for hands-on investigations, collaborative discussions, and analysis of authentic texts and media. By thinking and acting like scientists, students ask questions, gather evidence, develop models, and construct explanations - empowering all learners to excel in science and make meaningful connections across disciplines.

UFLI Foundations Book Cover

UFLI Foundations is an explicit and systematic program that teaches students the foundational skills necessary for proficient reading. It follows a carefully developed scope and sequence designed to ensure that students systematically acquire each skill needed and learn to apply each skill with automaticity and confidence. The program is designed to be used for core instruction in the primary grades or for intervention with struggling students in any grade.

Cover of Study Sync Curriculum

StudySync is an instructional resource designed to captivate students with a deep selection of diverse texts, to elevate student performance with instruction tailored to each student’s needs, and to provide options for teachers to move flexibly between print and digital experiences. The program design has been guided by experts in the field and is firmly rooted in research-backed instructional practices.