Saxon Math is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. Saxon involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts. A Saxon lesson typcially splits the day's work evenly between practing the new material and reviewing old material. It's primary strength is in a steady review of all previous material, which is especially important to students who struggle with retaining the math they previously learned.
Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies designed for daily review of grammar concepts. This consistent curriculum aids students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly.
Harcourt Spelling and Phonics
Harcourt Brace Spelling develops communication skills with research-based instructional techniques, phonetic decoding, writing development, integrated language arts, and special student reference features.
By the end of the year, we will be installing our AR program! The Accelerated Reader (AR) software is a computerized supplementary reading program. Accelerated Reader relies on independent reading practice as a way of managing student performance by providing students and teachers feedback from quizzes based on books the students read. Students are able to keep track of the amount of words and books read. We set monthly goals, contests and rewards based on their reading results! We take weekly trips to the Windermere Library to get new books.
Harcourt Social Studies takes students on a journey through time and place. It's packed with reading support tools, such as charts, graphs, and timelines that help students better grasp the concepts. Books are engaging, colorful and packed with appealing facts and pictures that capture student's attention and interest.
Upper School 5 - 8
Writing Fundamentals (Cause & Effect, Comparison & Contrast, Fact vs. Opinion, Inference, Paraphrasing and Summarization) Elements of Literature (Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax and Falling Action, Critical Thinking)
Vocabulary Students learn vocabulary crucial to reading comprehension and prepares them for reading they will encounter in upper grades and college.
Grammar Students review and practice the basic parts of speach allowing them to become more proficient, sophisticated writers.
Creative Writing Students will complete a sequence of writing activities that lifts them upward to higher language choices and sentence contruction skills.
Saxon Math is a program with embedded differentiated instruction that utilizes algebraic thinking and in-depth problem solving that encourage students to apply strategies and justify their thinking.
Harcourt Trophies Reading series is a complete elementary based reading program for Grades K-6. It maintains strong instruction in the areas of decoding (learning how to read), comprehension (understanding what your read), inquiry and investigation (learning how to apply what you have read), and writing (how to communicate with others in print). There are also cross-curriculum applications for teaching spelling, vocabulary, grammar, usage, mechanics, penmanship, listening, speaking and viewing.
Read & Write Across America
Students will take a fictional trip (complete with passport) to each region of the country. This curriculum promotes the reading-writing connection. Students will record their trips in their journals, wirte about climate, terrain, the characters and settings throughout history and subcultures in the states they read about.
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop
The Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop is a wonderful and challenging program that will prepare and familiarize students with words that frequently show up throughout our entire curriculum and their age-appropriate literature.
Explode the Code
Explode the Code is used as a reinforcement and intervention for children struggling with phonetic awareness and decoding. These workbooks provide fun, silly pictures and activities that guide students through the decoding and spelling process.
Real Science 4 Kids
Real Science 4 Kids also brings science to life through colorful illustrations and stores that introduce lower elementary students to Biology, Chemistry and Life Science.
American history from pre-exploration to the present with an emphasis on geography and the connections between history, geography, economics, government, citizenship and current events.
A chronological examination of history from the first humans and ancient civilizations to the present.
Holt Science & Technology textbooks combine content with an accessible design, student-friendly narrative, and vivid visuals. Activities are everywhere, encouraging students to get involved with the text and extend their understanding. Real-life features show students that science is part of their everyday lives, answering the 'why' of science education.