NC Curriculum Standards

  • For English Language Arts, we follow the "Sounds Sensible" program. 

    Sounds Sensible® provides hands-on instruction in the most reliable indicators of reading success: phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and understanding letter-sound relationships, as well as handwriting.

    Lesson Steps 

    Step 1: Listening
    Focuses students' attention on sounds in words,  develops listening skills, builds background knowledge, expands oral vocabulary,  and develops familiarity with print concepts.

    Step 2: Rhyming
    Develops students' ability to identify and manipulate rhyme through activities such as rhyme identification, categorization, providing, and matching.

    Step 3: Segmentation
    Builds awareness of the one-to-one correspondence between oral and written words. Segmentation and deletion activities progress from sentences, to compound words, to syllables, down to phonemes.
    Step 4: Phoneme-Grapheme Relationships
    Teaches letter name, its sound, and correct form for manuscript writing.

    Step 5: Dictation
    Develops students ability to connect a phoneme to its symbol in written form.


    For Math, we follow the "Number Worlds" program.

    Number Worlds allows teachers to develop critical math concepts with routine lesson plans, integrated project-based learning, and a guide for facilitating differentiated learning.

    This program provides:

    • data driven multi-level instructional support
    • research proven instruction
    • diagnostic screening and placement
    • ongoing assessment and reporting