Public Invited to Review Health and English Language Arts Curriculum

As part of the instructional materials adoption cycle, the Corvallis School District has been reviewing elementary health and English Language Arts curriculum materials to ensure alignment with state educational standards.

On April 16-20, the instructional materials in review for this adoption cycle will be on display at the CSD Welcome Center, located in the Western View Center at 1435 SW 35th Street between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.  This is a venue for constituents to be able to look at the curricular materials and to provide feedback.

Elementary and Middle School Health (all elementary and middle schools)

The Great Body Shop is a comprehensive health education curriculum that is sequential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and medically accurate. It is aligned to the National Health Education Standards, the National Sexuality Education Standards, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricular and the core concepts recommended by the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT).

Elementary English Language Arts (non-dual language schools only)

A selection of eight curricula have been narrowed to two currently under review for adoption. Both are being piloted by teachers who will make a recommendation to the elementary principals and Teaching and Learning Department. The recommended curriculum will then be selected and presented to the Corvallis School Board for adoption.

Wonders Reading Program, by McGraw Hill is a comprehensive K-6 ELA/ELD program and designed to reach all learners. A wealth of research-based print and digital resources provide support for building strong literacy foundations, accessing complex texts, engaging in collaborative conversations, and writing to sources.

Collaborative Literacy, by Center for the Collaborative Classroom is the only curriculum that authentically integrates social and emotional learning with literacy. It combines the latest research in literacy education with useful, concrete support for teachers to build a caring classroom community that motivates and inspires students.

The school board will vote on the recommended curriculum adoption later this spring. Questions may be directed to the district’s Teaching and Learning Department at 541-757-4334.

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