Journeys is a common core aligned curriculum that drives instruction for grades k-5 at George Washington Carver. The curriculum incorporates Close Reading as a strategy that allows students to dive deeper into the text and develop a better understanding of the material. In addition to printed material there is an online component that enables teachers to make the instruction interactive. The teachers also have the ability differentiate instruction through the use of leveled readers and accompanying mini lessons that support small group instruction.
Spring Board provides a customizable pathway for rigorous instruction in print and online by integrating:
- A variety of proven teaching and learning strategies
- Relevant and increasingly complex content
- Innovative methods that engage students on multiple levels
These key differences set the SpringBoard ELA program apart:
Teacher input: SpringBoard’s challenging content and unique design are continuously informed by practicing teachers to work in the context of today’s classrooms.
Integration: The program is vertically aligned from grades 6–12 so that all students benefit from coherence, rigor, and a consistent culture of high expectations.
Smart technology: SpringBoard Digital provides teachers and students with functionality that supports deep engagement with the text, standards alignment, and enhanced communication.