• K-5

    Kindergarten-2nd Grade:

    • Heggerty (phonemic awareness)
    • Fundations (phonics, spelling, and handwriting)
    • GEODES (application of foundational skills in text)
    • Wit & Wisdom (reading comprehension & writing)

    3rd Grade:

    • Fundations (phonics, spelling, and handwriting)
    • Wit & Wisdom (reading comprehension & writing)

    4th-5th Grade:

    • Wit & Wisdom (reading comprehension & writing)


    **In Spanish DLI classrooms, these skills are taught using the Benchmark Advanced & Adelante curricular resources.

    In alignment with the Science of Reading research, we use a structured literacy approach to the development of reading and writing skills over the course of students’ K-5 learning experiences.

  • Students working on project in class with teacher

  • This graphic demonstrates how these skills develop over time and which curricular resources we have in place to support each stage of development.

    Supplemental Online Applications that students can use at school and at home: Learning A-Z, Learning Ally, CommonLit and Seesaw that can be accessed thru My.PPS.

    Language arts core academics graphic

    Scarborough, H. 2001. Connecting early language and literacy to later reading (dis)abilities: Evidence, theory, and practice. Pp. 97-110 in S. B. Neumman & D. K. Dickinson (Eds.) Handbook of Early Literacy. NY: Guilford Press.

    K-5 Digital Resources for Families

    These resources are connected directly to classroom instruction for ELA. Families access these programs via student’s My.PPS (Classlink).

    K-3 Learning A-Z is a parent-oriented educational platform offering a variety of resources to improve children’s learning in reading, writing, and comprehension. It provides leveled reading materials and interactive worksheets. PPS uses this resource to focus on specific foundational skills a student is working on.

    3-12 CommonLit is a platform for parents that offers a wide range of free reading and language arts resources for students in grades 3-12. It provides a collection of high-quality fiction and nonfiction texts, along with accompanying assessments and guided reading questions to improve comprehension and critical thinking skills. Parents can use CommonLit to support their child’s reading progress and monitor their development in various literary areas. PPS uses this resource to add various levels of texts to the topics that are being studied in the classroom.

    K-5 Learning Ally is a valuable platform for parents that focuses on helping students with reading difficulties or visual impairments. It provides a vast library of audiobooks and other accessible learning materials. Parents can use Learning Ally to assist their child’s reading journey, enhancing their literacy skills and fostering a love for learning through audio-based resources. PPS uses this resource to provide the scaffold of audio books for students who need this support for Wit & Wisdom core texts and various other texts that align to the topics that are being learned in the classroom.

    SeeSaw is a platform that enables parents to stay involved in their child’s education by providing a secure digital portfolio of their academic work. Parents can view and interact with their child’s assignments, projects, and progress, fostering better communication and engagement in the learning process. PPS also uses this resource to provide specific lessons aligned to core curriculum that students can do during What I Need (WIN) block of instruction.



  • 6-8 & 9-12


    Intro to Literature by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) For Grades 6-12 

    2022-23 was our first year of the HMH Into Literature curriculum adoption for core language arts courses.

    Teachers use HMH with other tools such as Writable and Canvas.



  • Students working on design project