Newport El Academics
To ensure our Newport El students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the California Common Core State Standards, teachers have been continuously trained in several curricula, programs, and best teaching practices.
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English Language Arts
"Rigorous Curriculum Design" Units of Study
Teams of N-MUSD teachers at each grade level have collaborated over the past two years to design and create 6 - 9 units of study, which are specifically tailored for our N-MUSD students and that address the essential learning outcomes for students.
A rigorous curriculum is an inclusive set of the following intentionally aligned components organized into sequenced units of study: clear learning outcomes; matching assessments; engaging learning experiences; instructional strategies.
A rigorous curriculum serves as both a detailed road map and the high-quality delivery system for ensuring that all students achieve the desired end: the attainment of their designated grade- or course-specific standards within a particular content area.
Over the years Newport El teachers have been immersed in professional development opportunities and have attended seminars/conferences with the following writing instruction experts & authors: Lucy Calkins, Ralph Fletcher, Elizabeth Hale, Gretchen Bernabei, UCI Writing Project
Houghton Mifflin Reading
N-MUSD's adopted ELA curriculum is Houghton Mifflin Reading which is used as a valuable resource in the classroom.
Accelerated Reader is a program in which students read books at their given reading and comprehension level, take self-directed assessments to check comprehension, and then earn points based on questions answered correctly. Please visit Newport El's Library webpage for more information.
Our Featured Programs:
CGI - Cognitively Guided Instruction
ST Math aka. "Jiji Math"