The curriculum is designed for two hours of rich content-based literacy instruction per day: one hour of module lessons and one hour of the Additional Language and Literacy (ALL) Block. These two hours of curriculum are considered comprehensive, explicitly teaching and formally assessing ELA/literacy standards for each grade level.
At the heart of the curriculum—at all grade levels—are the hour-long module lessons. All ELA standards are taught and assessed in the module lessons. The ALL Block is to support and reinforce the skills learned in module lessons.
Each grade level includes four modules, which span a full school year. The four modules allow students to build important content knowledge based on a compelling topic related to science, social studies, or literature. Each module uses rich, authentic text throughout.
Students participate in four Modules over the course of the school year. Each Module is designed to incorporate science and social studies content over the course of the year. Additionally, curriculum Module topics build coherence by building knowledge and vocabulary.
In addition, the curriculum includes one Life Science Module per grade level. While the Life Science Module can stand alone, it connects with, and complements, Module 2 of the grade-level literacy Modules.