WCS and WCMS uses the following curricular programs:
A thematic program that provides the cornerstone of our international focus. Students explore a variety of themes that incorporate science, social studies, art, music, technology, language arts, math, and more.
This language arts program balances the need for structured phonemic awareness, phonics, grammar, writing and reading instruction with differentiation and small group instruction. This program provides a multitude of resources to meet the diverse students in a class.
Provides every student with reading instruction at his/her own level during small group Guided Reading instruction. Students will also experience literature response, shared reading, partner reading, and teacher read-alouds. Online Resource
A resource that provides direct instruction in comprehension and reading skills along with character education. Uses high quality children's literature to demonstrate and reinforce concepts. Online Resource
Explicit instruction in grammar, usage and mechanics through mini lessons and connections to reading and themes.
Writers' workshop program teaches students the primary traits that good writers use: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, conventions, and presentation. Uses high quality childrenï¿½s literature to make connections and provide examples of good writing. Teacher Online Resource | Student Online Resource
Standards-based, state-adopted program that presents math to students in a systematic way while also providing support to struggling learners and challenges for advanced students. Student Practice Activities
This program is electronically based and provided in an i-Book format for our iPads. The content is standards-based, and covers the fundamentals of fractions, decimals and geometry. Topics also include measurement, graphing concepts, problem-solving. Text Support/Access
For these curricular areas, our teachers use the backwards design process to create thematic units of study. Each unit is standards based and various resources are used to meet our high achievement expectations.
Centered around state standards for physical education. Focus on coordination, balance, and movement. Connections are made to grade level themes. Activities and Ideas Website
Westlake's art program is directed, guided, but not limited to the California State Standards. Students will become versed in the elements of art and become familiar with the artwork of famous artists. Connections are made to grade level themes. Student art resource