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 

Resource Packet           
Lesson Plans                

Welcome To Kindergarten                   

Unit 4 - Pattern Books

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop         

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans
           

Unit 3 - Label and List in a Content Area

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Readers Read Pattern Books

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 2 - Launching the Writing Workshop

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 2 - Emergent Story Books

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 6 - Opinion Letter

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Readers use Strategies to Read

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 8 - Informational Writing Personal Expertise

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Readers Get to Know Characters

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 5 - Growing as Small Moment Writers

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Informational Reading

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 7 - Writing a Sequence of Instructions: How-To Books

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

 

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

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans

Unit 2 - Revision

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 2 - Readers use Strategies to Solve Words

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Writing a Sequence of Instructions: How-to-Books

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 3 - Readers Learn from Informational Reading

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Apprenticeship Writing: Studying
Craft

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 4 - Character Study

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Opinion Writing Letters of Social
Action

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 5 - Building A Repertoire of Strategies Mixed Genre

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Informational Books: Personal Expertise

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 6 - Series Reading: Reenacting Character Clubs

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 7 - Wr Like a Scientist: Investigation Notebooks

Resource Packet 1 of 2
Resource Packet 2 of 2 
Lesson Plans 
 

 
Unit 8 - Teacher Choice  
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative, Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments ASSESSMENT: DRA/NWEA Reading Benchmarks



2ND GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit

Unit 1 - Launching with Small Moments

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 1 - Launching the Reading Workshop

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 2 - Lifting Level Narrative Writing
Studying Craft

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 2 - Character Study

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Revision

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans

Unit 3 - Readers Learn from Informational Reading

Resource Materials
Read-Aloud Text Communities  
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Opinion: Using the Power of Reviews

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 

 

Unit 4 - Series Reading: Cross Genre Club

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Informational Writing: Personal
Expertise

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 5 - Informational Book Clubs

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Realistic Fiction

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 6 - Reading Fiction and Traditional Literature

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 7 - Shared Research & Info Writ: Desc. Reports

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

 
ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: DRA/NWEA Reading Benchmarks



3RD GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit

Unit 1 - Launching with True Stories

Resource Packets 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 1 - Launching Strong Reading Habits

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 2 - Persuasive Essay

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 

 

Unit 2 - Understanding Characters

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Information Writing: Personal
Expertise

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 3 - Informational Reading

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Literary Essay

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans
 

Unit 4 - Mixed Genre Series Clubs

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Informational Research Writing

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 5 - Informational Research Clubs

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Poetry: Discovering the Voice
Inside Your Heart

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 6 - Poetry

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: NWEA Reading Benchmark



4TH GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit

Unit 1 - Launching with Realistic Fiction
Series

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 1 - Launching Strong Reading Habits

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 2 - Persuasive Essays

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 2 - Analyzing Characters

Resource Materials
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Literary Non Fiction Personal
Expertise

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 3 - Informational Reading

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Literary Essay

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 4 - Interpretive and Analytic Reading

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Informational Research Writing

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 5 - Informational Reading Research

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Building and Writing Personal
Poetry Anthologies

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 6 - Historical Fiction

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: NWEA Reading Benchmarks



5TH GRADE READING AND WRITING CURRICULUM 

Writing Curriculum Unit Reading Curriculum Unit

Unit 1 - Launching with Personal Narrative Stories

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 1 - Readers Read With Power

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 2 - Persuasive Essay

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 2 - Interpreting Characters

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 3 - Literary Non-fiction Extending Info Writing

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 3 - Informational Reading

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 4 - Writing Literary Essay

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 4 - Interpretive and Analytic Reading

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 5 - Informational Research Writing 

Resource Packet
Lesson Plans 

 

Unit 5 - Historical Fiction Book Clubs

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

Unit 6 - Memoir: Writing and Reflecting on Life

Resource Packet 
Lesson Plans 
 

Unit 6 - Informational Reading Research

Resource Materials 
Lesson Plans 

ASSESSMENT: Informational, Narrative,
Opinion Pre/Post Writing Assessments
ASSESSMENT: NWEA 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 Benchmark Proficiency Levels


Reading Pacing Guides

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


Math Curriculum Resources 

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

Math Pacing Guides/Scope and Sequence

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

 

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