Smithfield Public Schools Curriculum

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Smithfield Public Schools uses an Understanding by Design framework to organize and articulate the written curricula. Each course is divided into units of study which contain the following elements:

  • Essential questions

  • Target standards (RI adopted standards)

  • Knowledge (Students will know...)

  • Skills (Students will be able to...)

  • Understandings (Students will understand that...)

  • Content Resources

  • Target Vocabulary

  • Common Learning Experiences

  • Assessments