ReadyGen Curriculum

What is ReadyGen?
ReadyGen is a comprehensive core English language arts curriculum for grades K-5 used at Bellview Elementary, and is built specifically for the Common Core State Standards. The program uses deliberately organized text sets and routine-based instruction.
What is the ReadyGen philosophy?
The goal of ReadyGen is to build strong readers and writers through a lesson structure that develops an understanding of big ideas in social studies and science concepts through conceptually coherent text sets. Text sets are a collection of texts deliberately organized around these topics.
Reading and Writing at the CORE of Instruction
At the core of ReadyGen is reciprocity between reading and writing to promote student thinking and understanding through citation of text-based evidence. Students write every day, and instruction is closely connected to reading using the text as the model.
Performance-based Assessment
Students will demonstrate their learning through performance tasks that integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The instruction in ReadyGen is carefully designed to develop an instructional path so that students are successful with these performance assessments.
4 Key Priorities:

  1. Quality Texts: High quality, complex texts worth reading. Exhibit genre/age appropriateness, elevates vocabulary to initiate further learning, and exhibits exceptional quality & craft.

  2. Quality Questions & Tasks: Text-based questions that require students to interact with text to support their answers with text evidence.

  3. Writing to Sources: Students are taught to carefully analyze & synthesize sources.

  4. Foundational Reading: Focus on foundational reading & writing during instruction.

Daily Lesson Design
The ReadyGen lesson design builds independent readers and writers through rich discussion of text and daily writing using a range of teacher-driven instruction and opportunities for small group, differentiated instruction.