Elementary Teaching and Learning in MSAD No. 75

Elementary Core Programs

Phonics and Word Study Grades K-2:

  • For the 2023-2024 school year, we are implementing the following pilots:
  • the UFLI Phonics Program
  • Fundations
  • Project Reading

It is our goal to use the best resources to guide explicit and systematic instruction. Throughout the school year, we will provide the Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Committee with updates.

Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop:  

Reading workshop is direct, explicit teaching of how to read and understand what you read.  The workshop gives kids time to read and discuss their reading. Readers choose books they are interested in and books they can read accurately and smoothly.  These are called "just right" books. 

Writing workshop is direct, explicit teaching of how to write for different reasons: to define an idea, to explain or teach, or to tell a story. Both reading and writing workshops follow a similar pattern of teaching:

  • Whole-group lessons are when the teacher teaches a clear lesson and students practice.
  • Independent reading and small-group lessons where the teacher teaches small groups and some one-on-one.
  • Whole-group teaching is when learning is shared and the lesson is reinforced.

Mathematics: enVisionmath2.0, is a researched-based math program that reflects the state and national goals for mathematics and includes these features:

  • Mathematical content beyond basic arithmetic
  • Problem-solving approaches based on everyday situations
  • An emphasis on mathematical practices                                                          
  • Letters to increase home/school partnerships

In the past few decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the importance of mathematics in the workplace and daily life. In order to succeed in this information-and technology-oriented environment, our children need to learn a range of sophisticated mathematical knowledge, which extends far beyond basic calculation skills. enVisionmath2.0 is a program that will prepare children for the future and enable them to achieve at high levels.

STEMscopes is a digital science resource brought to life through exploratory hands-on kits that promote inquiry and excitement as your students engage in real-world scientific connections. Built on the research-based 5E lesson model STEMscopes Science has ignited students’ passion for STEM.

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