Elementary

Parent Information

Common Core State Standards
Grade Level Brochures

For grade level specific information, please click on the grade level link below.  The Common Core State Standards Grade Level Brochures include information about the Math and English Language Arts standards, as well as tips and fun ideas to try at home with your student.

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

 

Parent Involvement 

Why Read 20 Minutes a Day?-English/Spanish

Parent Involvement-English /Spanish

 

Kent City Elementary Curriculum and
Curriculum Resources

Reading and Writing Curriculum by Grade Level


KINDERGARTEN READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit

Unit 1 - Oral Language Building a Talking Community 

Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop                                                   
Unit 2 - Launching the Writing Workshop Unit 2 - Emergent Story Books
Unit 3 - Label and List in a Content Area Unit 3 - Readers Read Pattern Books
Unit 4 - Pattern Books Unit 4 - Readers use Strategies to Read
Unit 5 - Growing as Small Moment Writers Unit 5 - Informational Reading
Unit 6 - Opinion Letter Unit 6 - Readers Get to Know Characters
Unit 7 - Writing a Sequence of Instructions: How-To Books  
Unit 8 - Informational Writing Personal Expertise  
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative, Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments ASSESSMENT: DRA Reading Benchmarks



1ST GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit
Unit 1 - Launching the Writing Workshop Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop
Unit 2 - Revision Unit 2 - Readers use Strategies to Solve Words
Unit 3 - Writing a Sequence of Instructions: How-to-Books Unit 3 - Readers Learn from Informational Reading
Unit 4 - Apprenticeship Writing: Studying
Craft
Unit 4 - Character Study
Unit 5 - Opinion Writing Letters of Social
Action
Unit 5 - Building A Repertoire of Strategies Mixed Genre
Unit 6 - Informational Books: Personal Expertise Unit 6 - Series Reading: Reenacting Character Clubs
Unit 7 - Wr Like a Scientist: Investigation Notebooks  
Unit 8 - Teacher Choice  
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative, Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments ASSESSMENT: DRA Reading Benchmarks



2ND GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit
Unit 1 - Launching with Small Moments Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop

Unit 2 - Lifting Level Narrative Writing
Studying Craft

Unit 2 - Character Study
Unit 3 - Revision Unit 3 - Readers Learn from Informational Reading
Unit 4 - Opinion: Using the Power of Reviews Unit 4 - Series Reading: Cross Genre Club
Unit 5 - Informational Writing: Personal
Expertise
Unit 5 - Informational Book Clubs
Unit 6 - Realistic Fiction Unit 6 - Reading Fiction and Traditional Literature
Unit 7 - Shared Research & Info Writ: Desc. Reports  
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: DRA Reading Benchmarks



3RD GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit
Unit 1 - Launching with True Stories Unit 1 - Launching Strong Reading Habits
Unit 2 - Persuasive Essay Unit 2 - Understanding Characters
Unit 3 - Information Writing: Personal
Expertise
Unit 3 - Informational Reading
Unit 4 - Literary Essay Unit 4 - Mixed Genre Series Clubs
Unit 5 - Informational Research Writing Unit 5 - Informational Research Clubs
Unit 6 - Poetry: Discovering the Voice
Inside Your Heart
Unit 6 - Poetry
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: SIR Reading Benchmarks



4TH GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit
Unit 1 - Launching with Realistic Fiction
Series
Unit 1 - Launching Strong Reading Habits
Unit 2 - Persuasive Essays Unit 2 - Analyzing Characters
Unit 3 - Literary Non Fiction Personal
Expertise
Unit 3 - Informational Reading
Unit 4 - Literary Essay Unit 4 - Interpretive and Analytic Reading
Unit 5 - Informational Research Writing Unit 5 - Informational Reading Research
Unit 6 - Building and Writing Personal
Poetry Anthologie
Unit 6 - Historical Fiction
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: SRI Reading Benchmarks



5TH GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM 

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit
Unit 1 - Launching with Personal Narrative Stories Unit 1 - Readers Read With Power
Unit 2 - Persuasive Essay Unit 2 - Interpreting Characters
Unit 3 - Literary Non-fiction Extending Info Writing Unit 3 - Informational Reading
Unit 4 - Writing Literary Essay Unit 4 - Interpretive and Analytic Reading
Unit 5 - Memoir Writing and Reflecting on Life Unit 5 - Historical Fiction Book Clubs
Unit 6 - Informational Research Writing Unit 6 - Informational Reading Research
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: SRI Reading Benchmarks

 


Reading and Writing Curriculum Resources

K-5 Literacy Workshop Instructional Model
K-5 Writing and Reading Consistencies
Writing Calibration Protocol

 

Writing Assessments

K-5 Informative-Explanatory Assessment 
K-5 Narrative Assessment
K-5 Opinion-Argument Assessment 

Writing Rubrics

Kindergarten Informative Writing Rubric
Kindergarten Narrative Writing Rubric
Kindergarten Opinion Writing Rubric

1st Grade Informative Writing Rubric
1st Grade Narrative Writing Rubric
1st Grade Opinion Writing Rubric

2nd Grade Informative Writing Rubric
2nd Grade Narrative Writing Rubric
2nd Grade Opinion Writing Rubric

Grades 3-5 Writing Rubrics

Writing Pacing Guides

Kindergarten 
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade


Grammar Units

Kindergarten Curriculum Calendar for Grammar
1st Grade Curriculum Calendar for Grammar
2nd Grade Curriculum Calendar for Grammar
3rd Grade Curriculum Calendar for Grammar
4th Grade Curriculum Calendar for Grammar
5th Grade Curriculum Calendar for Grammar

 

Language Standards at a Glance


Reading Benchmarks

K-5 Trimester Reading Benchmarks Proficiency Levels


Reading Pacing Guides

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade



Math Curriculum by Grade Level

Math Curriculum

KINDERGARTEN
MAISA Structure
Grade Level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in Kindergarten Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Counting with Friends Unit 1 Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Comparing Numbers Unit 2 Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Sophisticated Shapes Unit 3 Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Measuring and Analyzing Data Unit 4 Parent Letter
Unit 5 - Investigating Addition and Subtraction Unit 5 Parent Letter
Unit 6 - Further Investigation of Addition/Subtraction Unit 6 Parent Letter

 

1ST GRADE
MAISA Structure
Grade level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in 1st Grade Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Creating Routines Using Data Unit 1 Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Developing Base Ten Number Sense Unit 2 Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Operations and Algebraic Thinking Unit 3 Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Sorting, Comparing and Ordering Unit 4 Parent Letter
Unit 5 - Understanding Place Value Unit 5 Parent Letter
Unit 6 - Understanding Shapes and Fractions Unit 6 Parent Letter

 

2ND GRADE
MAISA Structure
Grade level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in 1st Grade Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Extending Base Ten Understanding Unit 1 Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Becoming Fluent with Addition/Subtraction Unit 2 Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Understanding Measurement, Length, Time Unit 3 Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Applying Base Ten Understanding Unit 4 Parent Letter
Unit 5 - Understanding Plane and Solid Figures Unit 5 Parent Letter
     

 

3RD GRADE
MAISA Structure
Grade level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in 1st Grade Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Numbers and Operations Base Ten   Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Relationship between Multiplication & Division   Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Patterns in Addition and Multiplication   Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Geometry   Parent Letter
Unit 5 - Representing and Comparing Fractions   Parent Letter
Unit 6 - Measurement   Parent Letter

 

4TH GRADE
MAISA Structure
Grade level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in 1st Grade Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Whole Numbers, Place Value & Rounding   Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Multiplication & Division of Whole Numbers   Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Fraction Equivalents   Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Operations with Fractions   Parent Letter
Unit 5 - Fractions & Decimals   Parent Letter
Unit 6 - Geometry   Parent Letter
Unit 7 - Measurement   Parent Letter

 

5TH GRADE
MAISA Structure
Grade level Curriculum Overview
Parent Guide - Supporting Your Child in 1st Grade Mathematics

Math Unit Assessment Home Connection
Unit 1 - Order of Whole Numbers & Operations   Parent Letter
Unit 2 - Adding & Subtracting with Decimals   Parent Letter
Unit 3 - Multiplying & Dividing with Decimals   Parent Letter
Unit 4 - Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying & Dividing Fractions   Parent Letter
Unit 5 - 2D Figures   Parent Letter
Unit 6 - Volume & Measurement   Parent Letter
Unit 7 - Geometry and the Coordinate Planes   Parent Letter

 

Math Curriculum Resources 

K-5 Math Lesson Map
K-5 Building Academic Vocabulary 
Math Instructional Model
 

Math Pacing Guides

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

 

 

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