Primary Unit Curriculum
1st - 5th Grade
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School is dedicated to providing a diverse curriculum that challenges and builds a strong foundation for every student. The curriculum is aligned with Church doctrine, Archdiocesan standards and State and National standards. St. Gregory the Great offers a balanced curriculum of Religion, Reading/Literature, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Our Success For All (SFA) Reading curriculum is taught throughout all elementary classes and the reading skills taught through SFA are utilized throughout all subjects. Our curriculum incorporates rigorous standards and emphasizes higher order thinking skills that challenge all of our students.
Success For All Reading Curriculum:
1st - 2nd Grade Reading Curriculum
“Reading Roots” Program Overview
Alphie the Alligator guides students through engaging daily lessons accompanied by eye-catching shared stories and fun classroom videos. Reading Roots is a 90-minute comprehensive program that targets the needs of beginning readers. It is a research-based, beginning-reading program that provides a strong base for young readers through systematic phonics instruction, supported by decodable stories, and instruction in fluency and comprehension.
2nd–5thGrade Reading Curriculum
“Reading Wings” Program Overview
Reading Wings 4th Edition is a research-based reading curriculum that provides 90-minute daily lessons and targets the needs of students reading on a second- through sixth-grade level who have successfully learned to decode but need to develop more sophisticated reading skills.
To ensure that students become proficient readers, Reading Wings uses Success for All’s core instructional structures to target vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, oral-language development and written expression by providing students ample opportunities to work with both narrative and expository text.
- Differentiated instruction in core classes
- Leveled instruction for SFA classes
- Quarterly reading and math assessments to monitor student progress
- Quarterly academic progress monitoring by teachers and administration
- Brain breaks incorporated daily
- 4th & 5th Grade students are on an eight period rotation
- Advanced Math classes are offered to 4th & 5th grade students
- Enrichment classes offered to eligible students
- Students attend a rotation/specialized class daily
- Rotation / Specialized classes include: Art, Spanish, PE, Music, & Technology