Montague Elementary School uses a Multi-Tired System of Supports (MTSS) to positively impact student academic achievement. All students receive Tier I Support. Teachers and staff use a variety of assessments to determine which students will receive additional intervention; using periodic PLC meetings during early release days to review student data, identify which students are to receive Tier 2 and Tier 3 support, and monitor the progress of all students.
Tier 1 Academic Support - 100% of Students
Students receive Tier 1 whole-group instruction using the standards-based curriculum in each of the content areas:
English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools utilizes Benchmark Advance for our K-5 ELA Curriculum. Benchmark Advance is a Common Core-aligned curriculum that:
builds content knowledge; engages with complex, culturally responsive texts; and provides precisely leveled texts to meet students at their instructional level.
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools utilizes enVision® Mathematics ©2020 for grades K-5 is the only math program that combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students’ conceptual understanding. enVision is used by classrooms across the country and around the world. The latest enVision is even better with over 200 new lessons, a newly redesigned Teacher’s Edition, and new instructional strategies like 3-Act Math modeling tasks. Lessons start with Problem-Based Learning, where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is followed by Visual Learning to solidify the underlying math concepts. It’s the best way to help kids better understand math ideas.
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools utilizes Cereal City Science for our K-5 Science Curriculum. The shift to three-dimensional learning allows students to explore real world phenomena in an ongoing process of questioning, investigating, developing, and refining explanatory models about the world.
The Cereal City Science program provides three-dimensional science instruction in the classroom for students to engage in all four domains of science proficiency (physical science, earth science, life science, and engineering). Designed with the 5E Learning Cycle (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate), our curriculum provides teachers with instructional units that include opportunities for interaction in the classroom as students:
- figure out phenomenon
- raise questions and carry out investigations
- talk and write about their observations and work together to revise their thinking and build knowledge
- discuss and carry out ways to test their understanding
Through Cereal City Science, students are becoming scientists and engineers, and as a result, they're talking about science at a deeper level than ever before.
Social Studies Curriculum
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools utilizes the MC3 Curriculum for our K-5 Social Studies Curriculum. The 4th Grade social studies curriculum introduces students to geographic, economic, governmental concepts through the lens of the United States. The 5th Grade social studies curriculum is a chronological study of early American history through the adoption of the United States’ Bill of Rights. By applying the tools of historians, including the use of primary and secondary sources, students explore how significant events shaped the nation.
Tier 2 Academic Intervention - 20% of Students
Teachers and staff use a variety of assessments to determine which students will receive additional intervention; using periodic PLC meetings during early release days to review student data, identify which students are to receive Tier 2, and monitor the progress of all students.
- Classroom Reading and Math Small Group Instruction
- ELA - Utilizing Benchmark Advance Materials
- Read Leveled Texts, Reread and Analyze Complex Texts, Build Fluency through Reader's Theater, and Provide Targeted Intervention for Reading
- Title I Reading Intervention
- Phonics for Reading
Tier 3 Behavioral Intervention - 5% of Students
Please note that a student receiving a Tier 3 Intervention will still be receiving both Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports.
- Additional Title I Targeted Reading Intervention
- Phonics for Reading