All Kindergarten through Fifth grade general education classrooms utilize the McGraw Hill Wonders 2020 English Language Arts Curriculum.
Wonders is designed to foster a love of reading in all children. By providing a comprehensive set of connected resources for all learners in grades K–5, Wonders offers elementary school educators the ability to adapt instruction with confidence as students grow. It focuses on teaching the whole child—and every child—preparing students to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers.
Wonders was authored by literacy experts with research on social emotional learning. It helps teachers strengthen skills, bolster learning, and encourage independence.
Fundations® for K-3 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations® is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure.
Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations® provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children.
Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations® lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations® lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile.
Fundations® is recommended as part of a total literacy solution, including a literature-based language arts program and a Wilson Reading System® intervention and intensive program.
Please see the file below for a more detailed description of the Wilson/Fundations® program.
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics (K–8) is a comprehensive core mathematics program that makes math accessible to all students. Everything works together to support teachers and empower students to connect to mathematics in new ways. The program includes:
An instructional design that allows students to take ownership of their learning
Rigorous practice opportunities that build students’ conceptual understanding and procedural fluency
In-depth reports that enable instructional decisions so teachers can help students reach their greatest potential
A wide range of accessibility features to maximize usability for all students
Support and resources for remote learning
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics was recently named a highly rated program by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials.
Register by 3/31 for the LESD & MPE STEAM Fair
Join the MPE District- Wide S.T.E.A.M. Fair 2023! The fair is open to all students in the Litchfield Elementary School District from grades PreK to 8th Grade. Register to participate by 3/31/23.