Curriculum

At Harding, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve success.
We employ best practices in curriclum, instruction, and assessment in our effort to achieve this goal. We are committed to professional development as a means of improving our approach so that our students become well-rounded citizens.

Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about the curriculum.

Our curriculum is based on the following:

School City of Hammond’s Model for Effective Instruction: A Guide to Best Practices ---
1. All instruction is correlated to Indiana Academic Standards
2. Implement data-driven instruction, based on ISTEP+ and local assessments
3. Implement district initiatives, including: 
    a. Balanced Literacy
    b. Process Writing 
    c. Everyday Mathematics
d. Inquiry Science 
4. Use a variety of media and technology resources to access, organize, and analyze information
5. Actively participate in professional development to improve instruction and increase student learning

The following programs and frameworks are used at Harding:

Language Arts:
    • Fountas & Pinnell Balanced Literacy
    • Benchmark reading program
    • Units of Study
Mathematics:
    • Everyday Mathematics
Social Studies:
    • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Science:
    • Scott Foresman Science