TK-5 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • TK-5 Curriculum


    Guidance for provisioning the Workshop can be found HERE.


    TK-5 Instruction

    Elementary instruction focuses on the six components of a Balanced Approach to Literacy (BAL), a pedagogical framework that interweaves "learning to read" with "reading to learn":


    • Word Study
    • Read Alouds
    • Shared Reading
    • Reading Worskhop
    • Interactive & Shared Writing
    • Writing Workshop 


    Within the BAL framework, The Big Three--Close Reading of Complex TextsAcademic Discussion, and Evidence-Based Writing--are core practices that support our students in developing the capacities of the literate individual.


    TK-5 Assessment

    Reading Assessments

    • Reading Inventory (previously Scholastic Reading Inventory)
    • Reading and Running Records: Fountas & Pinnell OR DRA/EDL (for Dual Language schools)
    • Fountas & Pinnell Foundations OR DRA/EDL Early Literacy
    • Reading Performance Assessments


    To compare what reading components are tested across multiple assessments: Comparison Chart 


    Writing Assessments


    Cross-Content Blueprints 

    The Blueprints help elementary teacher teams create an annual scope and sequence of focal standards and key concepts that align with OUSD core curricular materials. To design instructional units and lesson plans, teachers must use the California Standards to clarify desired results, agree on evidence of mastery, and plan learning experiences (see: Levels of Backwards Planning).

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