GUARANTEED AND VIABLE CURRICULUM
The Guaranteed and Viable CurriculumProject is a continuous work in progress. As California transitions to thenewly adopted Common Core California Standards (CCCS), SBUSD guarantees asmooth integration of new standards, as well as professional learning to beprepared to teach to the levels of rigor and depth required by CCSS. Teacherlead groups meet throughout the year to discuss and determine adjustments tothe curriculum, and to align instructional resources to meet the needs ofdiverse learners. Common Core State Standards have been identified in boldprint. Common Core strands are:RL=Reading Literature; RI=Reading Informational Text; RF=Reading FoundationalSkills; W=Writing; SL=Speaking and Listening; and L=Language.
The following summarizes theoverall essential information for the 2012 – 2013 school year:
Thefollowing changes and/or additions have been made for the 2012- 2013 school year to better meet the instructionalneeds, ensure success, and increased academic achievement for all students, asthey access College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading andWriting.
Kindergarten:Common Core standards that have been added include identifying the mainideas and details of an informational text, comparing and contrastingadventures and characters in familiar stories, distinguishing between short andlong vowel sounds, and capitalizing the first word in a sentence and thepronoun I.
1st Grade:Common Core standards that have been added include comparing and contrastingtwo informational texts on the same subject, and comparing and contrastingplots, setting and characters of two stories. Both of these standards will be assessed as performance-based, in whichstudents are expected to write compare and contrast paragraphs. Students will also need to clarify themeaning of unknown words, and multiple-meaning words and phrases using sentencelevel context as a clue to determine the meaning of the word. Students will use this skill throughout theyear.
2nd Grade: Common Core standards that have been added include recountingstories & determining the central message, lesson or moral, as well assummarizing stories and informational texts. Both of these standards will be assessed as performance-based, in whichstudents are expected to write summaries. Students will practice this skill throughoutthe year. Students will also use correct capitalization of holidays, productnames and geographic names, and use an apostrophe correctly.
3rd Grade: Common Core standards that have been added include that studentswill be expected to recount stories and informational texts, determine thecentral message or lesson, and explain how the details in a story orinformational texts support the message or main idea. This standard will beassessed as performance-based, in which students are expected to writesummaries. Students will also usecorrect capitalization in titles, form and use possessives and punctuatedialogue correctly. Additional, students are expected to use higher-levelcomprehension skills, and to determine logical connection of and betweenparagraphs. Students will practice theseskills throughout the year.
4th Grade: Common Core standards that have been added include that studentswill determine the main idea, and explain how it is supported by key details,as well as summarize passages. This standard will be assessed asperformance-based, in which students are expected to write summaries. Studentswill also use commas and quotations correctly, and frequently confused words(e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re). Additional, students are expected to use higher-level comprehensionskills. Students will practice these skills throughout the year.
5th Grade: Slight revisions were made. Students will need to determine fact andopinion, recognize implied or stated themes of texts, and summarize text inwriting throughout the year. Students are also expected to use higher-levelcomprehension skills and provide evidence for their thinking.
Kindergarten and First Grade Only:
Last Modified on October 31, 2012