Our guiding documents for curriculum are the Colorado Academic Standards and the district’s Curriculum Guide for planning. The Colorado standards are common core imbedded standards and were adopted by the Board of Education. In addition, we use board adopted resources to fulfill those requirements along with other selected materials from a variety of sources.
Along with the other district elementary schools, Lewis-Arriola Elementary is embracing the Success for All reading framework as our core reading resource. Based on research, Success for All supports our teachers in identifying and implementing strategies designed to reach every single student. The SFA reading framework uses research-based practices as well as a full array of supports that will help every child reach their full potential. Our staff receives professional development to make sure that we provide quality instruction and insure that scholars are learning.
EngageNY is the curriculum selected by the district for K-5th math instruction. This math resource is rich in critical thinking and presents ways for students to learn in multiple ways including those that parents may recognize.. It ensures implementation of Colorado Academic Standards for scholars K-5, the standards that we all want our scholars to know and be able to do!
Our staff has identified core grade level writing essential skills. The writing resource, The Write Tools, is used to provide practical instructional strategies, step-by-step teaching guidelines and interactive student-to-teacher and student-to-student writing activities that enhance reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Social Studies and Science Instruction
The district adopted materials and prepared science exploration kits based on A Closer Look from SRA McGraw-Hill. The kits provide resources for experiments and exploration on the grade-level topics based on state standards. Instruction and assessments are planned by grade level teachers and are based on Colorado Academic Standards using resources including and in addition to the district provided resources.
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