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Elementary Curriculum

Derby Public Schools Curriculum Department has adopted McGraw Hill Wonders, a balanced literacy program which contains materials necessary to ensure success for both teachers and students. A wealth of research-based print and digital resources provide support for building strong literacy foundations, accessing complex texts, writing to sources, and building social emotional learning skills.


A reading anthology filled with engaging material from all genres will be issued to elementary students. They will also receive a Reading/Writing Companion, a consumable booklet to help them with close reading skills, comprehension strategies, vocabulary, writing, and much more.  Wonders has a rich, engaging website that is filled with teacher resources, games, activities, and tools to engage the learner. Wonders provides access to rich texts and rigorous instruction to ALL students.



Secondary Curriculum The Derby Public Schools Curriculum department has recently adopted a new 21st Century ELA Curriculum. Pearson myPerspectives is a brand new English language arts curriculum for Grades 6–12 that values the perspective of the learner, collectively and individually, and provides next-gen learning experiences that promote higher achievement and develop the competencies needed for college and career readiness. Interactive learning blends print and technology in a student-centered, teacher-inspired classroom. This dynamic Pearson program creates an interactive, engaging, and relevant learning environment through readings, meaningful activities, and purposeful performance tasks. myPerspectives encourages social collaboration as well as student ownership of learning through goal setting, choice, and reflection.

Wendy Karel, Instructional Coordinator, at INTERNAL LINK [email protected] or (316) 788-8434