Curriculum GuidesTrack4

Reading/Language Arts

Edmark Reading, Spelling, and Functional Word Series

  • Instructional strategies:  errorless learning, positive reinforcement, use of manipulatives, oral & sight word vocabulary, controlled vocabulary stories, social skills enrichment, continuous progress monitoring
  • Vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency practice.

Reading Milestones and Reading Bridge Series

  • Language-controlled program developed for students with learning disabilities and developmental disabilities
  • Incorporates essential components recommended by the National Reading Panel (NRP, 2000): phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Includes a spelling component.

PCI Reading Program

  • Program for nonreaders with    intellectual disabilities
  • Repetition & review “hands-on” practice, controlled-vocabulary reading
  • Word building & decoding through phonemic awareness & phonic skills
  • High-frequency sight words and real-word nouns/verbs from the Dolch & Fry word lists.

Primary Phonics and Primary Phonics Reader Series

  • Systematic phonics-based early reading program
  • Multi-level skill-based readers
  • Decoding, comprehension, and fluency practice.

Raz-Kids

  • Web-based interactive e-books for children
  • Vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency practice.

Reading A-Z

  • Web-based leveled readers
  • Reading comprehension focusing on higher-order thinking
  • Instructional and assessment tools for phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and fluency.

Explode the Code Series

  • Reading success through phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling
  • Development of comprehension skills through reading in context.

Spelling Series

  • Building Spelling Skills
  • Instant Spelling for Writing
  • Skills Sharpeners, Spell and Write.

Vocabulary Series

  • Daily Language Review
  • Wordly Wise and Wordly Wise 3000.

Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears

  • Curriculum developed by Jan Z. Olsen, OTR
  • Uses a developmental approach to teach handwriting skills through multi-sensory activities, grouping letters by similarity and difficulty.

Loops and Other Groups Handwriting

  • A kinesthetic cursive handwriting system developed by Mary D. Benbow, MS, OTR/L
  • Teaches basic letter formation through grouping letters according to movement patterns
  • Motor and memory cues help students visualize and verbalize while experiencing the “feel” of the letter.

 

Math Curriculum

Unique Learning System

  • Based on Instructional Targets that align to state standards
  • Designed in 6 grade level bands K-12
  • Offers differentiated instructional tasks
  • Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies.

Touch Math

  • Comprehensive multi-sensory approach that uses touch points to engage students with varying abilities and learning styles.

Math Skills Sharpeners Series

  • A comprehensive series designed for remedial or small group instruction.

Spectrum Math Series

  • Everyday math applications and standards-driven math instruction.

Manipulatives

  • Counters, money, clocks, calendars and number lines.

 

Science/Social Studies

Science Spin

  • Monthly classroom non-fiction magazine incorporating reading and science.

Scholastic News

  • Weekly classroom non-fiction magazine for grades 1- 6 comprising current events, seasonal science, social studies, concepts, and geography.

News-2-You

  • Developed for students with special needs
  • Weekly symbol-supported news articles, worksheets, games, and activities with four levels of difficulty for beginning readers through high school-age students.

The Social Times

  • Monthly magazine developed for students grades 3-9, to assist in developing social skills and social competence
  • Regular topics on body language, self-regulation, relationships and sensory experiences
  • Written by Kari Dunn Buron and Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.