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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)

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

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