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Elementary Curriculum

Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks
 
The State of California, along with an ever-growing field of dedicated stakeholders, seeks to continue the support of county offices, districts, schools, teachers, and families with continuous improvement and an overall focus of implementing the California Standards.
 
California’s Mathematics Framework (November, 2013) and English Language Art/English Language Development (ELA/ ELD) Framework (July, 2014) have provided educators with comprehensive resources to implement the California Standards across the grade levels. Each framework provides a clear and organized presentation on how to teach the standards and gives educators a rich bank of resources to access during planning and teaching.
 
If the California Standards are the “what” of classroom instruction, then the California Curriculum Frameworks provide critical guidance on the “how” of teaching. The frameworks provide educators with a context for implement the standards – they address how all students in California public schools can best meet those standards.
 

Curriculum Framework Summaries



  • ELA/ELD Framework Summary—the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve offers guidance for providing all California students a world-class education ​in English language arts and in literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.
  • History Social Science Framework—the History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve offers guidance for educators as they design, implement, and maintain a coherent course of study to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry in history and the related social sciences.
  • Mathematics Framework Summary—the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, K–12 highlights essential information and provides guidance in mathematics. It includes a wealth of information and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians.
  • Science Framework Summary the Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve supports a three-dimensional vision of science education and is a valuable resource for teachers, administrators, parents, and curriculum developers. In the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS), students need to do more than simply know about science; they need to know core science and engineering ideas, do science and engineering, and think like scientists and engineers.

 

 

Eureka Math

 

Hemet Unified School District adopted Eureka Math as our curriculum from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Eureka Math teaches conceptually so students truly understand mathematics progression through grade level modules. Students will learn, apply and be able to connect their math knowledge.

 

Benchmark Advance

 

Benchmark Advance is our English Language Arts and English Language Development Curriculum for Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Ready to Advance is taught in Transitional Kindergarten, Benchmark Advance is taught grades Kindergarten through fifth grade, Steps to Advance and Benchmark Advance is taught in Special Education Classes and Benchmark Adelante is taught in our Dual Immersion program.

Benchmark developed a comprehensive program that addresses the goals, context, and themes of the California Framework for ELA and ELD instruction, including Integrated and Designated ELD. The curriculum provides resources needed to meet the key instructional shifts in tandem with California's ELA/ELD instructional framework through five themes:

  • Building Content Knowledge
  • Meaning Making
  • Effective Expression
  • Foundational Skills
  • Language Development