Curriculum & Learning at Coyote Creek

Reading

For reading, we use balanced literacy, at the core of which is a guided reading framework created by reading guru Jan Richardson. Data is used to place students in flexible, skill-based, small groups. Phonics is taught using Fundations, and in older grades, Words Their Way is used for word work.

Writing

For writing, our teachers utilize a variety of resources. Students are taught the structure of writing through the Step Up to Writing curriculum. This year, teachers will also be using the 6 Traits of Writing and Ralph Fletcher's Craft Lessons

Math

Coyote Creek has used Everyday Math for several years, However, in the 2019-2020 school year, we will be piloting a math program called Ready Mathematics. As part of the DCSD Ready Math pilot group, teachers will be fully trained in this program, have math trainers available throughout the year for support, and will receive all components of the program. We are excited to see the impact of this program on our students! 

Science & Social Studies

Teachers at CCE use a variety of resources to teach Science & Social Studies curriculum. This year, 5th and 6th grades will be piloting the Science Techbook and Social Studies Techbook from Discovery Education.

Social Emotional Learning

Because DCSD voters approved 5A and 5B, all elementary schools now have a full-time school counselor! Our counselor will be working with classes, small groups, and individual students to support social emotional learning, utilizing programs such as Zones of Regulation.

Positive Behavior Support

In order to support positive behavior choices, we use a structure called PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support). Students learn to use their "PAWS" - P = Positive Interactions, A = Aware of Self and Others, W = Wise in Academics, and S = Safe. Throughout the year, students are recognized for showing their PAWS! The PAWS acronym is used throughout the school including Specials, Lunch, & Recess.