Curricula at Movement Schools include:
PHONICS AND FLUENCY
Our master schedule includes 30 minutes of daily phonics practice for all K-2 students so that we can guarantee they have strong reading foundational skills. We also provide remedial phonics instructions for students in grades 3-5 and special education students.
Reading Mastery (Phonics, Grade K): Reading Mastery is the primary phonics curriculum for all Kindergarten students.
Success for All (Phonics, Grades 1-2): SFA is the main phonics curriculum for students in 1st and 2nd grade.
SHARED READING, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND WRITING
Insight Humanities (Literacy/Social Studies, Grades K-5): Insight Humanities integrates highly-engaging, culturally-relevant content and authentic learning tasks to develop students’ skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. All K-5 homerooms will use these programs for at least 60 minutes per day in an effort to support proficiency across content areas and critical thinking skills. To support our problem based learning framework, there is a project at the end of every unit representing a culmination of the course of study.
Close Reading for Meaning (Literacy, Grades 2-5): This is paired with the humanities block and used in tandem with the humanities curriculum. This literacy curriculum is designed to promote rapid literacy development in grades 2-5. This curriculum focuses on developing deeper comprehension skills—understanding the why, what, and how.
Movement Guided Reading (Literacy, Grades K-5): Each reading block contains 30 minutes of guided reading. This Movement School guided program is based on the curriculum used by the Achievement First charter school network. Students use leveled readers from the nation’s largest multicultural children’s book publisher to grow towards their next reading level.
At Movement School Raleigh students have over 90 minutes of math instruction daily, opportunities for critical thinking, and exposure to application of skills to real-world problems.
Achievement First Math (Mathematics, Grades K-5): The mission of AF Math is to mold scholars who will not only be successful in K-12 and college, but scholars who will also thrive in the real world. The AF curriculum promotes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, productive disposition and problem solving.
Contexts for Learning Mathematics (Mathematics Intervention, Grades K-5): Contexts for Learning Mathematics is a rigorous K–6 classroom resource that uses a math workshop environment to teach math standards. This work includes addressing all strands of mathematics, the standards for mathematical practice, as well as daily fluency and problem solving. Contexts for Learning is used as an intervention for students needing additional support.
Amplify Science (Science, Grades K-5): Amplify Science is a phenomena-based, K–8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and debate like trained scientists and engineers.