Core Program for English/Language Arts (aka. Reading and Writing)
Our current English Language Arts (ELA) core program is Reading Wonders. Reading and writing are combined within the Common Core Standards. Science and social studies are integrated through reading during the daily ELA block. This program is specifically designed and aligned to the Florida State Standards.
Additional programs are used to supplement and enhance instruction based on student needs. Some of the programs used include: SuccessMaker (a computer-based program), Waterford (primary grades), Read Naturally, Early Reading Intervention Kits (remediation), Reading Mastery (intervention), Corrective Reading (intervention), small group teacher-based activities, and various other strategies to help our students maintain and improve in English Language Arts.
Resources and Additional Programs for ELA
1. ConnectEd - Wonders online
Wonders' ConnectED online program directly correlates to the district adopted English Language Arts reading curriculum. Students have the ability to access online reading text and instructional learning materials including online practice activities, vocabulary resources, and writing. Students can access the program through their student desktops.
2. FSA (Florida State Assessment) for 3rd - 5th Grade
This website (www.fsassessments.org) is the resource for questions about the Florida Standards Assessments. The Florida State Board of Education approved the Florida Standards for ELA (English Language Arts) and Math in 2014 and fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year for grades K-12. All Florida schools teach these standards. This website has helpful information about the testing including a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page (to get to this page click on the Students and Families button). Some topics in the FAQ are: How long are the assessments? Can students practice for the test?
This is an online resource (http://floridastudents.org) that looks at the specific standards of what students are learning in the various grades. At this site, students can view lessons, games, and tutorials that focus on specific standards.