Preschool Curriculum

Language for Learning provides young learners with the knowledge and understanding of language they need to achieve proficiency and reading comprehension. This oral language program teaches children the words, concepts, and statements important to both oral and written language, and helps enable them to extend this knowledge to other areas of their development.

Horizons is an innovative program for teaching reading that provides solid, systematic instruction using proven Direct Instruction techniques, updated with current research on beginning reading. A unique instructional sequence incorporates word attack, story reading, comprehension exercises, spelling and independent work on a daily basis to ensure success.

Sing, Spell, Read & Write uses phonics songs, interactive charts, and games to teach the alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, sound/letter correspondence, short vowel sounds, and blending – in a fun and meaningful way.

Read It Once Again

Read It Once Again provides a comprehensive curriculum that promotes and establishes an early literacy-based foundation for the development of basic skills. It also provides the educator with student goals and objectives based on developmental milestones with structure and rationale. The curriculum engages the parent/guardian in the instructional process and fosters communication between home and school.

Leveled Literacy Intervention

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is a small-group, supplementary intervention designed for students who find reading and writing difficult. These students are the lowest achievers in literacy at their grade level and are not receiving another literacy intervention. The goal of LLI is to give a sense of confidence in these students and empower teachers to help them become proficient readers.

Unique Learning System

Unique Learning System is an award-winning, online, standards-based curriculum specifi cally designed for students with special needs to access the general education curriculum. These rigorous, standards-based materials are differentiated allowing each student to participate, learn and grow. This individualized and tailored system allows you to spend more time engaging your students in valuable learning time by providing differentiated lesson materials, detailed lesson plans, standards alignments and evidence-based teaching strategies. Common assessments are also provided with a routine format that allows you—the educator—to track progress across a student’s educational career. Unique Learning System places a solid educational foundation within your student’s reach because every student should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It enables students to not only achieve but to succeed—regardless of circumstance.

SRA Horizons and Corrective Reading

Laurens School District 56 utilizes SRA Horizons and Corrective Reading as a tertiary level of intervention in kindergarten through high school. This direct instruction reading intervention program promotes the structure and practice necessary for students to become skilled, fluent readers and better learners.

Direct Instruction is a researched based methodology which consists of the following components: *Scripted lessons with clear concise expectations *Fast paced with several different skills/segments in each lesson *Immediate student feedback through structured correction procedures and constant student monitoring *Signaled group responses plus individual responses *Instruction is teacher directed, student interaction is consistent and intense *Structured sequence of skill development moving in small increments with much review and practice *Mastery based learning evaluated by specific regular testing, everything taught to mastery *Desired behaviors specifically taught and reinforced

Do The Math

Do The Math is a hands-on, manipulative based program to help build math skills. It helps students develop the skills they need to compute with accuracy and efficiency, the number sense they need to reason, and the ability to apply their skills and reasoning to solve problems. See more at: .


A comprehensive direct instruction kindergarten through twelfth grade math curriculum designed for students needing secondary or tertiary intervention in math.

Instructional components include: *Distributed practice - practice and instruction for any single math content strand occurs across the course of the entire instructional year *Student skill assessment after every fifth lesson with planned remediation if necessary *Adaptations provide for differentiation of instruction through the use of paraphrasing, repetition and routines, demonstrations, use of visuals, concrete models, hands on activities through manipulatives, and collaborative student learning

Edmark Reading Program

The Edmark Reading Program uses a highly repetitive word recognition method combined with errorless learning. This approach eliminates incorrect responses and helps students view themselves as readers