At the primary grade levels (K to 2) our curriculum is based around a weekly phonics concept. The phonics concept is integrated across all areas of language arts to reinforce decoding skills in a variety of ways. The reading material is phonics based, spelling lists are developed from the phonics list, language activities use words based on the phonics concepts. Even the optional handwriting books follow the phonics and spelling sequence.
With the grammar and language concepts within the curriculum we spiral with review activities and build on new applications and skills.
Is McRuffy Press an accredited curriculum?
The short answer: no, but it can be a part of an accredited program. Accreditation, in general, is not attached to books, sets of books, or a collection of materials that McRuffy Press refers to as a curriculum on this website. The term accreditation applies to educational institutions (schools, online schools) not to books used by the schools. Schools often refer to their entire program as a curriculum - materials, teachers, record keeping, tests, etc. They are using the word "curriculum" in a different sense. To the best of our knowledge, there is no accrediting body that accredits justs sets of books used in a course. We have accredited schools that use our curriculum to meet academic requirements for accreditation, but it is the schools that are accredited, not the materials.