Elementary SI Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • At the elementary level, instruction in literacy, science, and social studies is predominantly in Spanish, while math and writing are in English. Spanish is also infused throughout the day in classroom transitions and conversations and through songs, poetry, and Spanish language stories.  In this way, the language becomes not just a vehicle for learning specific content, but helps students develop general listening skills, spontaneous verbal expression, reading and writing skills as well as meaningful daily conversational skills. The rigor will continue to increase as students move on to the upper grades.

    Our vision is to establish a district program known for its instructional quality and community enrichment. Our focus is on providing students with the critical structural elements of a second language, the cultural awareness of world citizens, and the skills and ability to engage in multilingual communication throughout their lifetime.

    Current Delivery Model (Instructional Minutes/Percentages)

    • K = 90%/10%
    • 1st = 80%/20%
    • 2nd = 70%/30%
    • 3rd = 60%/40%
    • 4th = 50%/50%
    • 5th = 50%/50%

     *Percentages based on core curriculum subject areas (specials not included)

    Curriculum

    • K-5 SI Curriculum Mapping with Educational Excellence (ongoing) 
    • Maravillas is our Spanish language arts curriculum 
    • K-2 is using the Spanish BAS (Benchmark Assessment System) 
    • Grades 2-5 will take the STAMP test (measures reading, writing, speaking, and listening)
    • Spanish instruction takes place primarily through Spanish language arts, science, social studies, transitions, and cultural enrichment lessons 
    • Spanish intervention programs include Heggerty & Estrellita 

     

    Spanish Resources

    • Maravillas 
    • Science (FOSS)
    • Social Studies (HMH)
    • Spanish IXL
    • BrainPop Español
    • EPIC
    • Word Their Way
    • Spanish Leveled Readers
    • Spanish Library Books
    • Spanish Scholastic News
    • Watch and Learn
    • Tumblebooks
    • Overdrive
    • Health Magazines
    • Lectorum (Spanish Book Fair)