The MSD Scope and Sequence Tools were developed for each grade-level by teams of Instructional Practices Coaches and classroom teachers. These tools are designed to:
-assist teachers with integrating Common Core Standards (CCS) with MSD core adopted programs.
-provide writing prompts within each ELA theme to enhance the theme concept and align to the writing types (purposes) in the CCS.
-differentiate the different types of vocabulary (Tier 1, 2 and 3 words) in each reading selection and to explicitly instruct on academic, high utility tier 2 words pulled from the reading text, CCS, and writing prompts.
-replace some HM anthology selections with other reading sources that will enhance the theme concept and address CCCS.
-provide math problem solving and math journal tasks that will deepen mathematical thinking and integrate the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
-provide focus and coherence in both ELA and math instruction in all grade levels during MSD's transition to the Common Core Standards.
Click on the links below to access the scope and sequence tools and additional resources for each grade level.