The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. The Common Core is informed by the highest, most effective standards from states across the United States and countries around the world. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 education in order to graduate high school prepared to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses, and workforce training programs.
ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY (ela)
Grades K-5 Journeys Common Core Journeys features research-based core instruction with built in intervention resources including vocabulary, comprehension, language, and writing. Small Group Instruction uses Journeys Leveled Readers to support students at their instructional level. In addition, these resources maximize students' connection beyond their own life experiences and teach them a variety of strategies within text to deepen their understanding of story elements and apply meaning in both fiction and nonfiction text. Journeys Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) lessons, developed for use on Promethean Interactive Whiteboards, includes built in, hands-on activities into the curriculum. Common Core aligned Whiteboard Lessons provide fun and hands-on learning in the areas of phonics, vocabulary strategies, grammar, text analysis, and writing skills. Throughout every lesson, Journeys Common Core provides scaffolding that English language learners need to read complex texts and meet high standards of literacy. These components include resources in both print and online, English language learners have access to resources that help them develop the skills necessary to succeed. The ELL Newcomer’s Kit comes with a Teacher's Guide, Audio CD, Vocabulary and Concept Poster, and progress monitoring support. Ready Florida English Language Arts (Grades K–5) The Ready Florida English Language Arts program uses a proven-effective, gradual-release model that ensures students get the modeled and guided instruction they need to build conﬁdence and mastery of the LAFS.
Grades K-5: Go Math! GO Math! Lessons are designed to fully facilitate theoretical development, as students work from introduction to mastery of each content standard listed in the Common Core. Throughout the lessons, students will use manipulatives, models, quick pictures, and symbols as they apply mathematical practices to build understanding. Students are actively engaged in reasoning during instruction so they are prepared to transition from concept or skills comprehension to solving problems in contextual or real-world situations. Ready Florida Mathematics (Grades K–5) The lessons in Ready Florida Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build conﬁdence and mastery of the MAFS.
Grades K-5: Science Fusion Science Fusion is a state-of-the-art science program designed for building inquiry in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and advanced learning in the classroom, at home, on a laptop, a tablet, or using a science textbook. The digital curriculum, virtual labs, hands-on activities, and write-in science textbook develops important critical thinking skills that prepare students for success in future science courses and in the workplace.
Grades K-5 Florida Social Studies Florida’s vision for social studies is based on the rigorous and in-depth expectations as defined by Florida Law and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for Social Studies. Florida lawmakers have long understood the importance of a complete K-12 social studies education. In social studies, students acquire essential knowledge and develop and apply skills as they investigate society, explore issues, make decisions, and work independently and cooperatively with others.