Clear Creek Amana chose Reading Wonders to be the foundational program upon which our district literacy work will build. This decision was based on a review process that engaged all elementary teachers in the review of then-current practice and options for published programs. A published program was chosen to help the district:

  • Address gaps in foundational reading skill development at the elementary level
  • Bring consistency of literacy curriculum and instruction to all three elementary sites
  • Provide a literacy curriculum framework aligned with the Iowa Core Literacy Standards
  • Provide a basic structure for common assessments at each grade
  • Provide a basic structure for the district's work with Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Align supplemental supports and materials with core classroom instruction (At-Risk, Title I, Special Education)

Our goals for the 2013-2014 school year are to:

 

  • Establish the scope and sequence in all three elementary buildings.
  • Begin work with common assessments (aligned with district's work with professional learning communities).
  • Asses the assessment package and recommend adjustments moving forward.
  • Begin developing a multi-tiered system of supports to help address the learning needs of all students.

Wonders Reference Materials for Teachers

The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible, community members by providing an environment that inspires quality life-long learning.