Our Expeditionary Learning curriculum includes four 8-week modules, with 3 units in each, comprising a full year’s curriculum.Each module progresses in a standard sequence: Building Background Knowledge (Unit 1), Extended
Reading and Research (Unit 2), and Extended Writing (Unit 3).
Modules are linked by “big ideas” and “guiding questions” that speak to both the standards and the content.
Each module is anchored by one or more books—not textbooks or anthologies—that have been carefully chosen to take the guesswork out of selecting texts.
All students read the same increasingly complex texts, and teachers are given lesson-specific strategies for meeting all students’ needs.
Each module has 7 assessments – 3 mid-unit, 3 end-of-unit and one culminating performance task that always involves writing from evidence.
Science and Social Studies content reinforces literacy strategies across the disciplines.