Literacy & English Sequence

2nd Grade
  • William and Mary: Beyond Words
  • Michael Clay Thompson: Level 1: Partial
  • Junior Great Books (2 and 3.1)
  • Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program: Primary Level 2
  • Teacher Selected Novel
3rd Grade
  • William and Mary: Journey’s and Destinations
  • Michael Clay Thompson: Level 1
  • Junior Great Books (3.2 and 4.1)
  • Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program: Level 1
  • Teacher Selected Novels
4th Grade
  • William and Mary: Literary Reflections
  • Michael Clay Thompson: Level 2
  • Junior Great Books (4.2 and 5.1)
  • Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program: Level 2
  • Teacher Selected Novels
5th Grade
  • William and Mary: Patterns of Change
  • Michael Clay Thompson: Level 3
  • Junior Great Books (5.2)
  • Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program: Level 3
  • Teacher Selected Novels
6th Grade
  • 6th Grade Gifted Language Arts
7th Grade
  • 7th Grade Gifted Language Arts
8th Grade
  • Gifted Composition and Literature (HS Credit)
9th Grade
  • Gifted English
10th Grade
  • Gifted IB Literature HL 1
11th Grade
  • Gifted IB Literature HL 2
12th Grade
  • College Level English

Math Sequence

Student placement is primarily based on math placement test performance.

2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade: Math Expressions Common Core or beyond
3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade: Math Expressions Common Core or beyond
4th Grade
  • 5th Grade: Math Expressions Common Core or beyond
5th Grade
  • 6th Grade GIMT: Integrated Math Topics 1 CORE FOCUS ON MATH or beyond
6th Grade
  • Gifted Math IMT2 or beyond
7th Grade
  • Gifted Math Algebra 1 or beyond
8th Grade
  • Gifted Math Geometry or beyond
9th Grade
  • Gifted Algebra 2; OR
  • Gifted Precalculus; OR
  • IB/AP Calculus SL AB
10th Grade
  • Gifted Precalculus; OR
  • IB/AP Calculus SL AB; OR
  • IB Calculus HL
11th Grade
  • IB/AP Calculus SL AB; OR
  • IB Calculus HL; OR
  • IB Further Math SL
12th Grade
  • IB Calculus HL; OR
  • IB Further Math SL; OR
  • AP Statistics

Social Studies & History Sequence

2nd Grade
  • TCI Our Community and Beyond:
    • Our Community and Beyond encourages student awareness about the local and global communities in which they live. Students learn the fundamentals of geography and explore different cultures and public service roles.
  • Bellevue Then and Now: Part 1
3rd Grade
  • TCI Regions of Our Country:
    • Social Studies Alive! Regions of Our Country presents five regions of the United States through the lens of four social sciences — economics, geography, political science, and history.
  • Bellevue Then and Now: Part 2
  • StoryPath: Understanding the Marketplace:
    • StoryPath offers both a structure for organizing the social studies curriculum and an instructional strategy for teaching.  The structure is a familiar one: the story.  The strategy is grounded in a belief that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning, and places students’ own efforts to understand at the center of the educational enterprise.  Together, the structure and the teaching strategy ensure that students feel strongly motivated and have meaningful and memorable learning experiences.
4th Grade
  • The Westward Movement
    • StoryPath: The Oregon Trail: (see StoryPath below)
  • Washington State History
    • StoryPath: Early NW Coast Peoples:
      StoryPath offers both a structure for organizing the social studies curriculum and an instructional strategy for teaching.  The structure is a familiar one: the story.  The strategy is grounded in a belief that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning, and places students’ own efforts to understand at the center of the educational enterprise.  Together, the structure and the teaching strategy ensure that students feel strongly motivated and have meaningful and memorable learning experiences.
5th Grade
  • American  History (1500’s to 1790’s)
  • A History of US: Making 13 Colonies
  • A History of US: From Colonies to Country
  • We The People
  • StoryPath: Colonial Boston:
    • StoryPath offers both a structure for organizing the social studies curriculum and an instructional strategy for teaching.  The structure is a familiar one: the story.  The strategy is grounded in a belief that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning, and places students’ own efforts to understand at the center of the educational enterprise.  Together, the structure and the teaching strategy ensure that students feel strongly motivated and have meaningful and memorable learning experiences.
6th Grade
  • 6th Grade Gifted World Studies
7th Grade
  • 7th Grade Gifted US History
8th Grade
  • Human Geography
  • Foundations of World History (HS Credit)
9th Grade
  • Gifted AP World History
10th Grade
  • Gifted IB/AP US History HL 1
11th Grade
  • Gifted IB/AP American Government HL 2
12th Grade
  • College Level Social Science

Science Sequence

2nd Grade
  • FOSS Science Kits
    • Measurement
    • Human Body
    • Rocks and Mineral
3rd Grade
  • FOSS Science Kits
    • Magnetism and Electricity
    • Structures of Life
    • Water
4th Grade
  • FOSS Science Kits
    • Environments
    • Landforms
    • Mixtures and Solutions
5th Grade
  • FOSS Science Kits
    • Diversity of Life Populations
    • Ecosystems
    • Human Body Systems
6th Grade
  • 6th Grade Gifted Science
7th Grade
  • 7th Grade Gifted Science
8th Grade
  • 8th Grade Gifted Biology (HS Credit)
9th Grade
  • Gifted Chemistry
10th Grade
  • Gifted IB Physics SL
11th Grade
  • IB Physics HL/AP Physics B; OR
  • IB/AP Biology SL; OR
  • IB/AP Chemistry SL; OR
  • IB ESS/AP Environmental Science
12th Grade
  • IB Physics HL/AP Physics B; OR
  • IB/AP Biology SL; OR
  • IB/AP Chemistry SL; OR
  • IB ESS/AP Environmental Science

Differentiation

The following are some examples of differentiation that a teacher may choose:

Social Emotional

Based upon students’ needs, teachers help them develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

Acceleration in the Content Area

It is sometimes necessary to place students in a different course than the student’s grade level peers.  This is based upon previous coursework or experiences from which students have gained an in-depth understanding of the content.

Curriculum Compacting

This strategy is used to reduce repetition and review of concepts the student has already learned. This provides more time for rich tasks.

Differentiated Instruction

This strategy involves altering content, process, and/or product in response to student’s needs.  This might look like alternative tasks, parallel instruction, and/or changing the pace of instruction.

Extension Activities

This does not mean more work for the student but rather an opportunity for deeper thinking.  This might look like project and problem based learning activities, challenge activities, and/or other rich tasks, that emphasize the application of knowledge.