Core Curriculum Information

English Language Arts

SGCS utilizes Calkins & TCRWP Units of Study for Reading and Writing as an instructional resource for ELA. This resource aligns with the mission, vision, and core values while providing  K-5 students with authentic and rigorous reading and writing experiences.  The Calkins & TCRWP Units of Study for Reading and Writing resources are used to meet the PDE State Standards for English Language Arts.

Overview of Units of Study for Reading and Writing

Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project co-authors aim to prepare students for any reading and writing task they will face and to turn kids into life-long, confident readers and writers who display agency and independence. Lucy and her colleagues have drawn on their more than 30 years of research and work in thousands of schools across the country and around the world to develop powerful curriculum resources, instructional methods, and professional learning opportunities to support teachers as they work together and with their students toward these vitally important goals.

Units of Study for Reading and Writing Information Link

Mathematics

SGCS utilizes The Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner as the instructional resource for mathematics. This resource aligns with the mission, vision, and core values while providing  K-5 students with authentic, rigorous, hands-on mathematical experiences.  The Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner programs address the PDE State Standards for Mathematics.

Bridges in Mathematics

Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive PK–5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blend direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.

Bridges in Mathematics Link