Language arts

District 91 is adopting new English-Language Arts (Reading and Writing) curriculum for grades 4-8.  EL Education’s English-Language Arts Modules has been recommended for use in grades 4-6, while My Perspectives by Pearson has been recommended for use in grades 7-8.  Both programs were recommended because of their strong alignment to Idaho’s English-Language Arts standards adopted in 2011.  Both programs provide students with increasingly complex text that students are expected to read and analyze. 

EL Education English Language Arts Modules for grades 4-6:
EL Education’s English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) Modules are the recommended curriculum for grades 4-6.  The curriculum is a comprehensive, standards based literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real world content.  There are four modules per grade level with each module comprised of three units.  Each module is built around one key text that every student reads.  Other texts are provided to build student reading ability and knowledge of the module’s topic. Here are links to more information about the modules: 

EL Education website: http://curriculum.eleducation.org/

Grade 4 Modules:

Grade 5 Modules: 

Grade 6 Modules


My Perspectives by Pearson:
My Perspectives promotes higher achievement and develops student competencies needed for college and career readiness.  Interactive learning blends print and technology creating an interactive, engaging, and relevant learning environment through readings, meaningful activities, and purposeful performance tasks.  The student text, whether in print or digital, allows students to underline, highlight, and take notes. Here is more information about My Perspectives by Pearson

Grade 7 & 8 Link to My Perspectives website: https://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS2rBh

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EL Education's English Language Arts curriculum is being recommended for adoption for grades 4-8. The curriculum is:

  • Designed to meet the demands of Idaho Core standards in the English Language Arts
  • Bring to life the shifts in teaching and learning required with Idaho Core standards
  • Provides structures, approaches, and strategies for deeper learning

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Learn More:

Schedule a time to review materials. 

The Board of Trustees will take comments on the proposals through May 6. It is expected to take action during its May 11 board meeting. Submit comments 

The Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Writer's Workshop is being recommended for adoption for grades k-6. The on-demand writing assessment from each unit is now the district's direct writing assessment measure. The curriculum:

  • Is built on best practices and proven frameworks for writing instruction
  • Includes grade-by-grade plans for student-centered writing workshops
  • Is designed to meet Idaho Core standards for writing and language
  • Addresses all three writing types -- information, narrative and opinion/argumentative -- in each grade level

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Learn More

Schedule a time to review materials.   

The Board of Trustees will take comments on the proposals through May 6. It is expected to take action during its May 11 board meeting. Submit comments.

Curriculum AdoptionAs part of the district's ongoing efforts to ensure our students gain the literacy skills critical to success beyond high school, the Board of Trustees is considering the adoption of new core curriculum resources in English Language Arts (ELA). The resources include: EL Education, formerly Expeditionary Learning, ELA curriculum for grades 4-8 and the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Writer's Workshop for grades k-6.


Teachers, parents and patrons are invited to review the materials, which were presented to the Board of Trustees during its March 9 meeting. Many of the resources are available online, but the materials also can be reviewed in person. Schedule a time  Questions? Send them to us

Board members will take comments on the proposals through May 6. The board is expected to take action during its May 11 board meeting. Submit comments.