Middle School Curriculum
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.
Reading Apprenticeship: An Overview
The Reading Apprenticeship Framework helps students to develop the strategies, skills, and knowledge necessary to become better readers. Reading Apprenticeship makes the reading processes, strategies, strengths and struggles of students visible to their fellow apprentices and helps them to problem-solve obstacles as well as deepen their understanding of a variety of texts.
Within the Reading Apprenticeship classroom, the teacher facilitates the metacognitive conversation—a conversation that includes students not only making sense of texts, but also discussing how they are going about reading. The metacognitive conversation interlaces four dimensions into content reading and study:
Social: The social dimension invites students to work with one another in a safe, collaborative environment where students can surface problems, confusions and problem-solving perspectives.
Personal: The personal dimension draws on the reader-identity of each student by exploring goals, interests, purpose for reading and skill-use.
Cognitive: The cognitive dimension develops students’ inventory of comprehension and problem-solving strategies.
Knowledge-Building: The knowledge-building dimension develops and increases the knowledge that readers already have and use to understand texts. Genre, structure, vocabulary, word construction as well as the content of the text used is investigated within this dimension.
All sixth through eighth general education classrooms utilize StudySync English Language Arts Curriculum.
StudySync is a complete ELA curriculum designed to meet the rigorous academic needs of today’s classroom. Students engage in reading and writing through both print and digital resources. StudySync promotes mastery of all 6th-8th grade Arizona ELA standards.