The Leveled Daily Curriculum has been growing over the past few years. There are now 7 subjects: Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Math, Science, Social Studies, Functional Literacy, and Functional Math. Level 0.5 and Level 4 has been added to several subjects.. I love these resources because it includes everything. There are rubrics, data sheets, assessments, anchor charts, and activities. The biggest struggle I had when it came to curricular planning in the classroom was have a clear roadmap to follow. I felt like I was constantly jumping around or couldn’t stay consistent while focusing on specific concepts. These curriculum resources plan it all out. All of that being said, there is a lot of content included in each set. That can be overwhelming. There are a lot of options on how to set this up and organize it. Here are some of my best tips:
Set up student work in one spot.
I like creating workbooks using a coil binding machine. But binders or packets also work great. Include the pre-test, post-test, and worksheets. These will be the activities the students complete.
Post the anchor charts so they are easily accessible.
I LOVE the anchor charts in the curriculum. Anchor charts teach problem solving skills and help learners scaffold to a harder skill. I think the anchor charts work best when they are a tool that be readily utilized. I recommend posting in a page protector, printing extra copies for student binders, or putting near the work area. Encourage students to bring the anchor charts to their desks as needed!
Keep the rubrics and data sheets separate.
Store all of the teacher paperwork (basically anything a student is not writing on or using) somewhere separate. I like storing all of the rubrics and data sheets in an assessment binder for each use. Love this idea of labeling by student number to reuse the dividers each year.
Add extension opportunities!
Store manipulatives and other items to extend the unit’s concepts that are hands-on and engaging in the area where you are working on the leveled curriculum. If you have it stored in your instruction area, you’ll be much more likely to use it! Incorporate AAC and other communication systems into the daily use as well.