Literacy Curriculum

Curriculum programs and materials at Shelbyville Central Schools are based on Indiana Academic Standards and aligned vertically to ensure collaboration between schools and staff members, resulting in student success.

Information on the core curriculum is listed below, with supplemental materials specific to each class available on Google Classroom. Parents and guardians may receive access to their student’s supplemental course materials through Classroom parent view by contacting the teacher. (Staff members’ contact information is listed in the directory on each school’s website.) Additionally, elective high school course descriptions can be found in the Indiana Course Description Catalog, which also provides information on curriculum unit design at the middle and high school levels for all subjects.

Reading & Writing Programs (grade levels used in parentheses):

HMH: Into Reading (K-5)

Being a Writer/Collaborative Classroom (K, 3-5)

Achieve/McGraw Hill (4-8)

Smekens/Smekens Education Solutions (6-8)

HMH: Into Literature (9-12)

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology/Bedford, Freeman, & Worth (AP Eng.)

Reading & Writing Remedial Programs:

Heggerty (K-2)

Heggerty is a phonics awareness curriculum that helps improve literacy scores and children’s phonological awareness through building foundational skills.

Orton Gillingham (K-3)

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, or system. The essential curricular content and instructional practices that characterize the Orton-Gillingham Approach are derived from two sources: first from a body of time-tested knowledge and practice that has been validated over the past 80 years, and second from scientific evidence about how individuals learn to read and write; why a significant number have difficulty in doing so; how having dyslexia makes achieving literacy skills more difficult; and which instructional practices are best suited for teaching such individuals to read and write.

Lexia (K-5)

Lexia Core5 Reading is an adaptive blended learning program that accelerates the development of literacy skills for students of all abilities, helping them make that critical shift from learning to read to reading to learn.

IXL Language Arts (K-5)

From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school.

Achieve/McGraw Hill (4-8)

This adaptive reading program ensures students continue to accelerate their literacy growth to get on-track for success by providing standards-based questions on articles that produce a student’s individual reading lexile, which is tracked over time.

Questions regarding curriculum can be referred to the building principal or Kathleen Miltz, Assistant Superintendent,