Sunday, July 5, 2015

Desert Sands Unified School District

Instructional Programs, Grades K-5

English Language Arts
(District adopted May 2003)

K-5 – Houghton Mifflin Reading and LECTURA – Standards aligned Supplementary: Open Court 2002; High Point Basics; REACH; reading Mastery;

(District adopted March 2002)

K-5 – Harcourt Mathematics: Standards aligned mathematical skills, problem solving and conceptual understanding instructional program. Excel Math, a supplemental program, is used to provide daily practice and homework.

History/Social Studies
(District adopted May 2000)

K-5 - Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Series: K-The World I See; 1st-I Know a Place; 2nd-Some People I Know; 3rd-From Sea to Shining Sea; 4th-Oh, California ; 5th-America Will Be. Series develops literate citizens— individuals with knowledge, skills, and civic values needed to become active and reflective participants in the world of the 21 Century. Program weaves together values to form an integrated program.

(District adopted April 2001)

K-5 – Discovery Works by Houghton Mifflin. Program provides age appropriate units of study for life science, physical science, and earth science with investigation and experimentation segments.

English Language Development
(District adopted 2005)

K-5 Avenues by Hampton Brown for second-language acquisition is a systematic English Language Development (ELD) program with complete coverage of ELD standards.  The focus is vocabulary development with an emphasis on fluency in oral and written language.

(District adopted 2005)

K-5 Health & Wellness by Macmillan /McGraw-Hill provides students with accurate, standards-based health content. The program focuses on ten Health Life Skills, including teaching students to make responsible decisions and to set health goals at each grade level.