Curriculum at Roxborough
A Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
At Roxborough, we are committed to Kindergarten-6th grade alignment, which means that we want our students to receive instruction that uses similar strategies, format and language as they progress through each grade level. This way, students can focus on learning concepts, applying those concepts in new situations and integrating them to other content areas in creative ways.
You'll hear us use words like "rigor" and "critical thinking" because that is always our aim: We want to give our students a strong, challenging academic curriculum that foster students ability to critically think, evaluate and analyze.
All of our instruction is framed by the Douglas County Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Each grade level organizes their year into 6 Units of Inquiry that provide authentic, global opportunities for higher level learning in each of the 4 components of the GVC.
We use the following resources to help us instruct our students in each of the content areas listed below.
The word study block includes instruction and practice in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary. Phonics, spelling, and vocabulary development occur both in-context and out-of-context. Instruction includes: Phonological Awareness, Print Awareness, Sound/Symbol Association, Structural Analysis, Conventional Use of Written Language, Spelling, Interactive Language/Literacy, and Word Study. CLICK HERE for more information about Wilson Fundations.
Every Child a Reader
The opportunity to write daily is critical to developing literacy. Young writers not only need opportunities to express their ideas, they must also learn to do this with clarity and accuracy. Every Child A Writer emphasizes both process and skills. Modeling of targeted skills, strategies, and the craft of writing is critical to the development of proficient writers. Instruction includes: Demonstrated Writing, Differentiated Writing, and Independent Writing. CLICK HERE to find out more!