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Elementary Curriculum

GPS Elementary Curriculum for core subjects kindergarten - 6th grade:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

English Language Arts

ReadyGEN is the district adopted core reading program for grades K-6. ReadyGEN focuses on the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language standards through an integrated approach to grow students’ understanding and expand their knowledge as they become proficient and independent readers.

Fundations is the adopted resource to teach the AZ ELA K-3 Foundational Standards. Fundations builds a foundation for reading and spelling through a multisensory structured literacy approach that is aligned to the science of reading. Fundations lessons utilize research-based materials and strategies to focus instruction on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, and handwriting. Teachers incorporate a daily Fundations lesson in addition to the daily ReadyGEN lesson. Students apply foundational skills knowledge to rich  literature experiences during this tier 1 reading and writing block. Targeted small group instruction is also provided for students in need of additional support.  

Dyslexia Resources:

Arizona Department of Education Dyslexia Handbook 

Arizona Department of Education Dyslexia Resource Guide for Families