HCS Literacy Instruction 2023
Elementary Math Instruction 2023
The goal of Elementary Programs is to provide the needed supports to ensure that each student receives an excellent foundation that will propel them forward in their educational journey. The mission of Elementary Programs is to ensure that all students receive a rigorous, appropriate, and challenging course of instruction. Elementary Programs is committed to supporting all students in becoming productive, 21st century, literate students. Every student will develop and demonstrate effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and mathematics conceptual understanding by participating in high-quality, explicit instruction across all content areas.
- Support the implementation of the district’s elementary curriculum
- Provide support to administrators, teachers, and other staff in developing and following recognized best practices
- Identify and provide opportunities for professional development
- Monitor the implementation of the district’s elementary curriculum
- Alabama Literacy Act
Learn more on the Alabama Literacy Act information page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What are all the approved elementary curriculum resources?
Approved Elementary Curriculum Resources:
These resources are available on student devices via Clever.
- Huntsville City Schools Literacy & Math Pathways: A compilation for teachers of best practices, procedures, routines, and resources designed to guide HCS teachers in providing effective, research-based literacy and math instruction.
- McGraw Hill MyMath: K-5 math curriculum that provides an easy and flexible way to diagnose and fill gaps in understanding so that all students can meet grade-level expectations – and accelerate beyond:
- Strong, equitable core instruction with actionable data
- Best-in-class resources and targeted instructional strategies
- Personalized, student-driven learning
- McGraw Hill Open Court Reading: This K-2 curriculum is a research-based comprehensive reading, writing, and language arts curriculum that aligns with what is known about how students learn to read. Using systematic, explict instruction, Open Court Reading helps all students master the foundational skills needed not only to move to proficiency, but also to achieve greater goals of reading independently with confidence inside and outside the classroom.
- McGraw Hill Wonders: This 3-5 English Language Arts comprehensive core curriculum designed to foster a love of reading in all children. Through exploration of texts and daily development of their skills as readers, writers, speakers, and active listeners, students experience the power of literacy.
- Studies Weekly Social Studies: A student-friendly K-5 core curriculum organized thematically to the social studies strands of civics and government, geography, economics, and history.
- DiscoveryEducation Science Techbook: K-5 core science curriculum that connects students to their inner curiosity by placing them at the center of each three-dimensional learning experience as they lead exhilarating investigations to uncover the mysteries of the universe.
- DiscoveryEducation Experience: A digital platform to be used alongside DiscoveryEd Technook that provides compelling high-quality content, ready-to-use activities, useful teaching and assessment tools, and professional learning resources to give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction and create a lasting impact.
- Studies Weekly Science: A student friendly K-5 curriculum that will be used as a supplement to DiscoveryEd Science. It includes hands-on lessons that are driven by guiding questions that push students to explore.
- Lexia Core5: A supplemental reading platform that supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5.
- Renaissance MyOn Reader: A student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.
- BrainPop: A group of educational websites with short, animated movies together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
- BrainPopJr: A group of educational websites geared toward younger students with short, animated movies together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
- How does my student access apps and curriculum?
Login to Clever. The student’s username is first.last and their password is their 6 digit birthday (mmddyy). Once logged in, navigate to the app needed.
- How does my student access Renaissance Learning to get to Accelerated Reader and myOn?
Login to Clever. The student’s username is first.last and their password is their 6 digit birthday (mmddyy). Once logged in, click on the Renaissance Learning app. Click on I’m a Student and login with the same credentials (first.last and mmddyy). Accelerated Reader and MyOn are all located within Renaissance Learning app.
- Where can I view my student’s current grades?
Grades can be viewed in the PowerSchool parent portal. Reach out to your student’s school office for PowerSchool parent portal login information and directions.
- When are district assessments given?
- Benchmark 1: August 21 - Sept. 1, 2023
- Benchmark 2: Nov. 27-Dec. 8
- Benchmark 3: April 29-May 10