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English Language Arts | St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School
English Language Arts | St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School

Collections from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a proven and effective curriculum for creating thoughtful, passionate readers in Grades 6–8. 

Collections presents materials and activities in a variety of ways, allowing students to interact with different types of content. We especially like that the curriculum is rich with classic stories.

Methodology includes:

  • IMPROVE reading and analyzing complex texts.
  • HONE ability to determine evidence and reason critically.
  • LEARN to communicate more effectively in a variety of ways.


Beginning with reading that draws students in and makes them want to respond, Collections goes on to teach students the skills required to craft those responses—orally and in writing.


Dramatic historical stories, contemporary events, and multi-genre and leveled texts ensure that content is age appropriate and always engaging for students.

Collections gives teachers a clear teaching path but doesn’t dictate how they teach. It gives teachers multiple ways to work with texts and point-of-use support for fine-tuning them to use with different kinds of students and situations.


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Reading and Writing at St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School
Reading and Writing at St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School
English Language Arts | St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School

Grades 6–8 Collections

English Language Arts Private School in Hanford, CA

English Language Arts

Journeys from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a dynamic and comprehensive English language arts program. 


Learning to speak, read, and write well is a "journey" and this program makes that journey engaging and fun by using both literature and informational texts.


Journeys is built on a deep foundation of scientific research and combines demanding materials with opportunities for individualized instruction.


Journeys offers students the types of challenges needed to help them become strong readers and writers.


It’s just what young student need to ensure success in upper grades and beyond.


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PROVISO: All lessons provided in non-Catholic textbooks are carefully screened to ensure they are appropriate for our students and do not in any way undermine Catholic teachings, morals, or values. Should a lesson be found lacking in the above conditions, it will not be presented to our students.


Superkids is the only core reading program created just for K–2.


It's critically important that children read accurately, fluently, and with understanding by the end of second grade.*


Superkids fills the bill using systematic phonics and balancing all essential elements of reading.


Reading, writing, spelling, and grammar are combined with rigor and fun!


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*For those students who still experience reading difficulties, we have three teachers trained in two proven literacy methodologies: Orton-Gillingham and Evidence-Based Literacy.

Grades 3–5 Journeys

Reading and Writing at St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School

Grades K–2