At the November 5th meeting, the SUSD governing board approved the implementation of CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts) in our third grade classrooms. The inclusion of CKLA with the existing Units of Study provides a comprehensive curriculum that meets our students needs in the five core areas of literacy. This approach will provide consistency to the third graders that are familiar with CKLA as many have been interacting with it since kindergarten. We will begin phasing in CKLA as a part of our English Language Arts Curriculum in the spring semester with a full implementation in the 2020-2021 school year. We believe this will help us continue to address the needs of our students across all ability levels and provide the highest levels of instructional excellence. Additional materials and training will be provided to all SUSD third grade teachers to support this implementation.