Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge Language Arts

Kindergarten through 2nd grade

English Language Arts Curriculum

Core Knowledge Language Arts is a comprehensive program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, global and American history, and the sciences.

CKLA is a two-lock box, a box that requires two keys to open. The first key is decoding skills, which are addressed in CKLA’s Skills strand. The second key is oral language, vocabulary, and background knowledge sufficient to understand what is decoded. These are covered in the Listening & Learning strand. Together, these two strands unlock a lifetime of reading for all children.

In the early grades, CKLA focuses on oral language development through carefully sequenced read-aloud as well as systematic instruction in reading and writing skills. In later grades, CKLA continues to advance students’ knowledge and vocabulary through read-aloud and in-depth discussions while also immersing students in complex texts and advanced writing assignments that draw on the academic content they’ve been engaged in since preschool.

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ELA Curriculum

Expeditionary Learning

3rd Grade to 5th Grade

English Language Arts Curriculum

Our Grades 3-5 ELA Curriculum combines rigorous, standards-aligned content with effective instructional practice, bringing together the “what” and “how” of Common Core Success.

The EL curriculum is comprised of four modules, with 3 units in each, which makes up a full year’s curriculum. Each module progresses in a standard sequence: Building Background Knowledge (Unit 1), Extended Reading and Research (Unit 2), and Extended Writing (Unit 3).

Each module comes with books – not textbooks or anthologies – which have been carefully selected and vetted by the authors of the Common Core as the best books for teaching grade level content. These central texts are supported by a list of recommended texts—books, articles, and primary source documents that balance literary and informational texts at appropriate levels of complexity.

Our curriculum gets students excited about learning through great books, compelling topics and ownership of their learning. At the same time, teachers get a vision of the instructional practices that support a Common Core-aligned classroom and the tools to create it.

Go Math!

Go Math!

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Math Curriculum

Go Math! is a comprehensive Grades K-5 mathematics program that supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program emphasizes Essential Questions and Big Ideas with depth of understanding as the goal. Go Math! Helps students interact with lessons in new ways as they record strategies, explanations, solutions, practice, right in their books, and at every grade level. Practical supports are built into each lesson so all learners (early finishers, gifted and talented students, and those needing extra support or intervention) can achieve success.