Curriculum Overviews

Story Town
Harcourt StoryTown first grade provides instruction for phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and grammar. Story Town is built around a wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction literature including: news articles, biographies, research, narratives, poems, plays, and fantasy. This curriculum is research driven and was created by a skilled team of publishers, authors and editors.


Being a Writer 
The Being a Writer program provides a writing-process approach to teaching writing that interweaves academic and social-emotional learning for K–6 students and professional development for teachers into daily instruction.

Using authentic children’s literature, the program provides support for creating a Collaborative Classroom environment where teachers facilitate student discussion, provide a model for the respectful exchange of ideas, and help students develop their own voice.

Interactive Science
A next-generation elementary science program that makes learning personal, engaging, and relevant for today’s student. Interactive Science features an innovative Write-in Student Edition that enables students to become active participants in their learning and truly connect the Big Ideas of Science to their world.

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
Comprehensive and effective, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting has been honed and refined for 125 years thanks to exhaustive research from educational leaders and occupational therapists. It is available for Grades PreK–6.

Math Expressions
Math Expressions Common Core, K–6, combines elements of standards-based instruction with the best traditional approaches. Through objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real-world examples, it helps students make sense of mathematics. It supports the Common Core State Standards by covering select concepts for deeper mastery. It is NSF-funded and research-based, it’s proven to be effective in raising student achievement. It also offers new ways to teach and learn mathematics through exploration, modeling and discussion.

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