Riverside Local Schools
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Elementary Curriculum

Elementary - Grades K-5


Riverside Local Schools utilizes the Reading and Writing Units of Study as their primary instructional material for teaching reading and writing in grades K - 8.  The website for the instructional material can be found here:
In addition, teachers in grades 3-8 use this supplemental resource to support language arts skill development:


Learning and understanding phonics is a key component to becoming a strong reader.  In grades K - 2, Riverside primary teachers utilize the Fundations program to teach young readers the building blocks of language.   The website for the instructional program can be found here:

In second grade, Riverside students receive explicit instruction in cursive writing.  Teachers have used multiple materials over the years for cursive writing instruction, but in 22-23, all second-grade teachers will utilize Zaner Bloser for cursive writing instruction.  Information about this material can be found here:

Riverside Local Schools utilizes Eureka Math as their primary instructional material for math.  The website for the instructional material can be found here:
In addition, elementary teachers use these supplemental programs to support student learning in math:

K-2- Primary teachers use district-created materials to meet the ODE state standards for science.  Along with hands-on lessons and experiments, they incorporate informational reading and picture books to teach different concepts. 
3rd-5th Grade Science- Upper elementary teachers use standards-aligned kits through companies such as Delta Education and Carolina Biological to make our science education hands-on and inquiry-based.  We also utilize the digital resource called Generation Genius to build background knowledge and deepen understanding.