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English Language Arts and Development

"Preparing students for college, careers, and civic life is a multilayered and complex process that begins in the earliest years and advances students towards futures of possibilities, choice, and satisfying productivity. Students achieve the goal when they graduate from high school and enter into higher learning, professional lives, and their communities as life-long learners--individuals ready for the challenges of new settings and ready to contribute to the well-being of the state, nation, and planet."  (ELA/ELD Framework, Chapter 2)

ELA/ELD Core Program

In 2016, the AUSD Board of Education approved Wonders/Maravillas for grades TK-5 and California Collections for grades 6-12.


ELEMENTARY: Wonders/Maravillas

Wonders/Maravillas, a comprehensive TK-5 ELA/SLA program, is designed to meet the challenges of today's classroom and reach all learners. Combining research-based instruction with new tools to meet today's challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient instruction. A wealth of print and digital resources provide unmatched support for

  • Building a strong literacy foundation
  • Accessing complex text
  • Finding and using text evidence
  • Engaging in collaborative conversations
  • Writing to sources

To learn more about Wonders/Maravillas check out this video.

To log on to ConnectEd (Wonders/Maravillas) click here.


SECONDARY: California Collections

California Collections © 2017 was inspired by the California Common Core State Standards and ELA/ELD Frameworks. Built on the five key themes of the California Framework, California Collections uses a multi-faceted approach designed to address the learning needs of today’s students ( To learn more about CA Collections, check out this video.

Intensive Intervention Programs

Grades 4-8 

Read 180 is the leading blended learning intervention program building reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, and writing skills for struggling students in Grades 4 and up.

English 3D is a powerful English language development program designed to help struggling students accelerate English language proficiency and develop the academic language skills they need for success in college and career. 


Grades 9-12

iLit is designed to engage, connect, and motivate students to improve reading and listening comprehension, writing, and vocabulary.

iLitELL is designed to accelerate English language development, with interactive learning and scaffolding just write for each student.

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Elementary Support:
Estella Contreras 
Heidi Johnson

Middle School Support: 
Alicia Braaksma

High School Support:
Kimberly Dahm

Special Education Support
Stephen Bisuano



Elementary Classroom Routines

Close Reading


Collaborative Conversations



Secondary Classroom Routines


Close Reading



Collaborative Conversations