Alvarado Elementary

Curriculum

Alvarado Elementary School has a deep commitment to our core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) instruction.  This school wide commitment is focused in the following methodologies:

 

  • Reading Workshop (a cognitive approach to reading instruction based on the work of The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University)

 

            http://rwproject.tc.columbia.edu/

 

  • Writing Workshop (Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University)

     

              http://rwproject.tc.columbia.edu/

 

  • Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), a developmental approach for teaching mathematical reasoning and problem solving (out of University of Wisconsin, Madison)

              http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/news/coverStories/cgi_math_encourages_ingenuity.php