K-5 Language Arts

In 2021, we began the adoption process for a new Language Arts curriculum. The teachers on our Language Arts adoption committee formed the following priorities to guide this selection:

  • Culturally responsive and affirms the identity of Black and Brown students
  • Embeds reading research, specifically explicit instruction in decoding and word recognition, as well as language comprehension supports
  • Embeds universal designs for learning with various ways for students to demonstrate understanding
  • Represents diverse cultures, backgrounds, and topics
  • Embeds scaffolds that support differentiation
  • Builds background knowledge by exploring topics with depth over breadth

Guided by these priorities, in conjunction with input from teachers, students, and community members, our adoption committee selected Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Reading (2022) curriculum as our adoption from 2022-2029.

If you have a K-5th grade student, here are some resources and tools families can use to support the learning at home:

HMH Into Reading’s Family Room Documents

U.S. Department of Education & MTSS for ELs Guides for Supporting Literacy at Home (available in English and Spanish): Click here to find the guides.

Oregon Literacy Standards 

In June 2019, the State Board of Education adopted the Oregon English Language Arts and Literacy Standards, which represent K-12 learning expectations for students in English Language Arts. The Oregon Department of Education collaborated with Oregon educators to identify and develop high quality standards in order to prepare Oregon students with the important knowledge and literacy skills necessary to succeed for college and career readiness. The Standards are the foundation English Language Arts classes that prepare students for the Oregon Diploma.