Hope recently changed both their literacy and math curriculum to keep up with the rigorous academic standards set by North Carolina. To improve our students’ academic successes we are now using the following curriculum resources:
The Daily 5 – Students select from five reading and writing choices, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group, small group, and one-on-one lessons. These choices include:
- Read to Self,
- Work on Writing,
- Read to Someone,
- Listen to Reading, and
- Word Work.
This curriculum is encouraging students to become strong independent readers, while also receiving personalized literacy instruction from teachers and teacher assistants.
Everyday Mathematics – This curriculum develops math skills that will promote lifelong mathematics competency, the following concepts are the foundations of this program:
- Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts.
- Repeated exposures to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall knowledge from long-term memory.
- Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of facts, often through games and verbal exercises.
- Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles.
Here at Hope Charter Leadership Academy, we also wish to empower parents and guardians to support their child’s academic success at home. Below are various resources you can use in your home at your leisure.
Wrap-Around Support (All grades, all subjects)
Parenttoolkit.com is a resource for parents with children in grades pre-k all the way through 12th grade. Select the grade level of your child to find benchmarks, tips and strategies, parent-teacher conference guides, emotional and social support, and much more!
Read to Achieve is a state wide goal to ensure all students are reading at or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade. This Live Binder is full of resources to help your young readers at home and information surrounding the Read to Achieve Initiative.