UPSD Teaching & Learning

Curriculum

2022-2023

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

ELA - Read Well ® is a reading curriculum for kindergarten and first-grade. students whose goal is to increase students' literacy abilities. The program provides instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

Math - UP Math's philosophy

  • Every student receives the same academic background knowledge and the same set of skills that they can use as a reference for future learning.

  • Math activities provide struggling students with a “catch up” path.

  • Activities are scaffolded to provide instruction to meet individual student needs.

  • Activities provide powerful, visual math models for future learning and will be applicable in future areas from pre-algebra to calculus and beyond.

2nd-4th Grade

ELA - Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, world and American history, and the sciences.

Math - UP Math's philosophy

  • Every student receives the same academic background knowledge and the same set of skills that they can use as a reference for future learning.

  • Math activities provide struggling students with a “catch up” path.

  • Activities are scaffolded to provide instruction to meet individual student needs.

  • Activities provide powerful, visual math models for future learning and will be applicable in future areas from pre-algebra to calculus and beyond.


5th-7th Grade

ELA Grade 5 - Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, world and American history, and the sciences.

ELA Grades 6-7 - SpringBoard takes an integrated approach to ELA instruction that helps students at all learning levels strengthen their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking.

Math Grade 5 - UP Math's philosophy

  • Every student receives the same academic background knowledge and the same set of skills that they can use as a reference for future learning.

  • Math activities provide struggling students with a “catch up” path.

  • Activities are scaffolded to provide instruction to meet individual student needs.

  • Activities provide powerful, visual math models for future learning and will be applicable in future areas from pre-algebra to calculus and beyond.


Math Grades 6-7 - enVision® focuses on deep conceptual math understanding aided by visual models, student-centered projects, 3-act tasks, and personalized learning.


Science Grade 5 - UPSD Science


Science Grades 6-7 - Pearson Interactive Science offers an engaging, hands-on learning experience for students and an easy-to-manage program for teachers. The print and digital update of Interactive Science delivers the best in classroom technology, and brings the fun back into class while building the skills students need to think like scientists and engineers.

  • Grade 6 - Diversity of Life and Introduction to Chemistry

  • Grade 7 - Human Body and Ecology and the Environment


Social Studies - National Geographic World History: Great Civilizations makes history meaningful and relevant for students by building insight into world cultures.


8th-12th grade