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Beta Academy curriculum aligns with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Saxon Math

 

Saxon Math uses an integrated and connected approach providing deep, long-term mastery of content and skills.  Incremental concepts are taught in small, approachable progressions throughout the year.  Saxon builds in complexity, so that by the end of the year scholars have reached deep understanding and fluency.

 

Science Alive!  & Social Studies Alive!

 

Science Alive and Social Studies Alive are part of the TCI program.  TCI programs get kids moving, thinking, and learning, sometimes all at the same time. The foundation of TCI is in its approach to teaching. Every TCI program is designed to reach learners of all abilities using multiple intelligences teaching strategies and theory and research-based active instruction. Students go in-depth and hands-on in every TCI program. The result? Enriching instruction, excited learners, and improved test scores.

 

Success For All

 

Success for All's elementary programs combine a cooperative-learning framework with detailed lessons that guide effective instruction in critical academic and social skills. Lessons incorporate multimedia, puppet skits, and videos to support classroom instruction and keep students engaged. Researched by more than 30 institutions during the last two decades, Success for All has been found to increase reading achievement, cut the achievement gap between African Americans, Hispanic, and white students, and prepare teachers to support the needs of English learners.

 

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

 

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting has been honed and refined for 125 years thanks to exhaustive research from educational leaders and occupational therapists.  The mental processes involved in handwriting are connected to other important learning functions such as storing information in memory, retrieving information, manipulating letters, and linking them to sound when spelling.

 

WriteSteps

 

WriteSteps incorporates the most successful teaching methods. The instruction weaves together the best elements of 6 Traits, Writer’s Workshop, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Marzano’s educational strategies, and Cooperative Learning. With more than 200 combined years of classroom teaching experience, this comprehensive program gives teachers and students everything they need to develop their craft with confidence. WriteSteps works because it weaves writing pedagogy best practices into highly teachable daily lessons.

 

Accelerated Reading

 

The Accelerated Reading Program  motivates students to grow as goal-focused readers and enables teachers to set and monitor personalized goals.

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