Sweetwater County School District #1 Literacy Program Description
Early Literacy Plan
School districts are required to implement a reading screening program that includes a reading assessment plan for kindergarten through third grade. WY-TOPP assessment data is used to determine if schools are meeting 85% proficiency. Schools not meeting proficiency are required to submit an Intervention Plan to be included in the School’s Improvement Plan. All students in grades K-3 who do not score proficient in reading in the fall are placed on either and Individualized Reading Plan (IRP) or a Group Reading Plan (GRP) and must receive supplemental/intervention reading instruction. Here is the Early Literacy Plan.
SCSD#1 ELA Curriculum and Resources
Click on ELA Curriculum Map to see the standards, benchmarks and targets.
K-5 ELA Resource
ReadyGEN was adopted by the district in the spring of 2017 as the primary resource to be used to teach ELA curriculum in grades K-5.
ReadyGEN is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for all students using authentic text to support English Language Arts/English Learner instruction. Overall progression of text complexity within and across grades facilitates students’ learning of academic vocabulary, close reading, foundational skills, and further deepens content knowledge and comprehension.
ReadyGEN is structured as both an online and print resource. The online component includes all student and teacher materials, assessments, and flexible class data management tools. Online digital access to every text will engage students, maximizing their learning experiences in reading, writing, and language development. By selecting a print/online core resource K-5, students within the district will have access to an aligned resources for multiple years.
6-12 ELA Resource
SpringBoard was adopted by the district in the spring of 2017 as the primary resource to teach ELA in grades 6-12.
SpringBoard is built on the foundational principles of embedded assessments that are back-mapped from advanced placement courses and college/career readiness. SpringBoard uses compelling themes and multiple genres of text including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, as well as multiple modes to develop essential thinking skills preparing students for high school and beyond. Students will analyze text, collect evidence, think critically as well as cultivate real-world writing skills. SpringBoard tracks student learning while fostering strong study habits and cultivating indispensable organizational skills.
SpringBoard is structured as both an online and print resource that can be used to differentiate class assignments based on Lexile levels and/or student needs. Included in the resource is free access to ZINC, which is a database of informational text that is engaging, applicable, current, and is aligned to both themes and texts cultivating 21st Century Skills.