At Odysseyware, we are committed to designing and publishing standards-aligned courses to support student learning. Our curriculum development team designs courses beginning with state and national standards.

Subject Matter Experts unpack each standard to craft standards-aligned learning objectives prior to collaborating with instructional designers, curriculum writers and editors to design courses, units, lessons, projects and assessments.

Courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Sciences are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Resources.

Our digital curriculum is continually recognized for its consistent quality and rigor, with 22 technology courses receiving the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency and 22 core courses approved by Quality Matters.

Spelling 600

Spelling 600

In the sixth-grade spelling course, students will delve into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout thirty weeks of instruction. Students will practice phonics skills including vowel pairs and diagraphs. Course units also include significant incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. Units include review of Greek and Latin roots, compound words, and homophones. These lessons not only meet instructional needs for spelling, but also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension. 

Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course, or can easily integrate with English Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include media to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics for clear assessment.

State: National
Grade Level: 6
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Spelling 500

Spelling 500

In the fifth-grade spelling course, students will delve into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout thirty weeks of instruction. Students will practice phonics skills including phonograms, compound words, and vowel-consonant-vowel patterns. Course units also include significant incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. Units include review of base and root words, silent words, and homophones. These lessons not only meet instructional needs for spelling, but also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension.  Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. 

Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course, or can easily integrate with English Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include media to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics for clear assessment.

State: National
Grade Level: 5
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Spelling 400

Spelling 400

In the fourth-grade spelling course, students will delve into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout thirty weeks of instruction. Students will not only practice phonics skills including vowel combinations and sounding out multisyllabic words, but also incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. Units include review of base and root words, plural nouns, and homophones. These lessons not only meet instructional needs for spelling, but also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension.

Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course or can easily integrate with English Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include media to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics for clear assessment.

State: National
Grade Level: 4
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Spelling 300

Spelling 300

In the third-grade spelling course, students will delve into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout thirty weeks of instruction. Students will not only practice phonics skills including syllabication and sounding out multisyllabic words, but also incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. These lessons not only meet instructional needs for spelling, but also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension.

Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course or can easily integrate with English Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include media to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics and positive messages for students that can support character education requirements.

State: National
Grade Level: 3
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Language Arts 300

Language Arts 300

Language Arts 300 focuses on the sequential development and integration of communication skills in four major areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students are introduced to basic reading skills, as well as close reading strategies to use in short stories, a short play, poetry, and fables. Students learn to read digital text. Special attention has been paid to teaching students advanced word decoding skills. Students’ understanding of sentence structure will lead to hands-on experience with completesentences and writing complete paragraphs. Students will use graphic organizers to follow the writing process to write for a variety of genres. Students will be given the opportunity to use their verbal communication skills in a variety of projects, in addition to learning strategies for research and gathering information. After completion of course assignments, student understanding will be deepened in the following ways:

  • Unit 1: Display an understanding of the basic elements of reading and writing, including summarizing, sentence structure, and personal narratives
  • Unit 2: Construct complete sentences and decode words using spelling rules and use understanding of story structure to interpret and replicate the style of a text
  • Unit 3: Use parts of words to identify meaning, and find relationships between words and read and write fiction, in fables, folk tales, fairy tales, and personal experiences
  • Unit 4: Classify parts of speech as part of a broader understanding of English grammar and use questioning techniques with texts and discussions including biographies
  • Unit 5: Review grammar rules for capitalization and punctuation of sentences and analyze short stories
  • Unit 6: Apply knowledge of poetry structure to write haiku poems and analyze digital media 
  • Unit 7: Identify and use parts of speech and use comprehension strategies while reading
  • Unit 8: Use knowledge of word parts to identify and use parts of speech and read and interpret details in a story or play•Unit 9:Use various strategies for reading non-fiction and fiction texts and follow the writing process to write an informational book report and different types of letters

State: National
Grade Level: 3
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits

Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits

03310300 TX

This semester-long course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of basic economic principles, with an emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits. Topics in this course include:

  • Scarcity

  • Supply and demand

  • The economic role of the federal government

  • The benefits of the free enterprise system

  • Different market structures

  • Market regulations

  • The macroeconomy

After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of economic questions and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.

OBJECTIVES

  • Answer the question "What is the economy?"

  • Understand how scarcity impacts decision-making

  • Analyze economic data

  • Apply economic data

  • Demonstrate financial literacy

State: Texas
Grade Level: 12
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Semester

English Language Arts and Reading 8

English Language Arts and Reading 8

03200530 TX

English Language Arts and Reading 8 is a survey of literature that explores the work of various writers of different time periods through an historical lens. Students should enter this course with a foundation in analyzing, through a close study, various genres of literature and making connections with historical perspectives and the arts. In this course, students will build on these skills by studying a range of classic and contemporary literature to convey themes of American History, Natural History, World Civilization, and Air and Space. Students will also develop their writing skills while producing informative, argumentative, and narrative compositions. Supported by a balance of fictional and informational texts, students will learn and practice close reading, modeled reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. The content includes contemporary works, the classics of American literature, and the timeless dramas of Shakespeare. Students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in English language arts through a comprehensive study.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 8
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts and Reading 7

English Language Arts and Reading 7

03200520 TX

English Language Arts and Reading 7 is a thematic study of literature that explores accounts of earth, space, and survival. Throughout this course, students will delve into texts that span the genres of narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and informational texts. Students will demonstrate their understanding of various works by analyzing how common themes like exploration, innovation, and courage are able to transcend diverse time periods and genres. They will also develop their writing skills as they focus on the six traits while producing argumentative, narrative, and expository compositions. With a strong emphasis on close reading instruction, research activities, and speaking and listening tasks, this course will help students expand their understanding of literature while building 21st century skills.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. In English language arts, that content includes high-quality contemporary works, the classics of American literature, and the timeless dramas of Shakespeare. Students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in English language arts through a comprehensive study.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 7
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts and Reading 6

English Language Arts and Reading 6

03200510 TX

In English Language Arts and Reading 6 students will delve into texts that span the genres of narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and informational texts to build reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will also develop their writing skills as they focus on the six traits while producing narrative, argumentative, and explanatory compositions, as well as creative pieces including poetry. The course concludes with students completing a full research report. With a strong emphasis on close reading instruction, writing and thinking activities, as well as speaking and listening tasks, this course will help students expand their understanding of literature while building 21st century skills. Multimedia and interactive elements are built into every lesson to ensure a high-level of student engagement.

To become critical consumers of text, students need to be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. English Language Arts and Reading 6 students will be enriched as they expand their skills and confidence in English language arts through a comprehensive study.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 6
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Intro to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Intro to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

This course is intended to introduce students to the complicated world of commercial transportation. This area of commerce isbecoming increasingly complex and sophisticated, with work and career openings available at all levels of education. Most people, however, see only fragments of the big picture. Transportation is among the most crucial and defining elements of modern commerce. The ability to move people and goods from place to place requires vast investments of technology, and of manpower. Without that investment, almost all aspects of modern life would grind to a halt.

  • Transportation Overview: Students will undertake an overview of the fields of transportation, distribution, and logistics, learning the differences between the fields and the primary services provided in each. The modes of travel and areas of, shipping and warehousing are also discussed. The basic structure of the regulatory structure is examined, outlining the role of regulation in managing these fields and discussing local, state, national and international regulatory issues.
  • Distribution and Warehousing: Students will learn how warehousing, inventory, and other associated businesses impact the economy. Transportation-related businesses and the ways they shape and define all other aspects of business, both domestic and international, are also discussed. Students will also explore the role of automation in the management of these fields, and considered both the advantages and disadvantages of automation on employment.
  • Transportation Systems, Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation: Students will learn about the history of transportation, considering developments in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Special attention is given to the developments of the past three hundred years, including the invention and advancement of motorized transportation.
  • Logistics and Logistics Services: Students will examine the fields that serve to support and manage transportation systems, expediting the efficient and effective flow of goods and people. The role of logistics, planning, warehousing, and inventory management in transportation fields is also discussed.
  • Future Trends in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics: This unit outlines the role of technology and technological development on transportation-related businesses. Attention is given to developing technologies, such as self-driving vehicles, drones, and robots. Technologies beyond the GPS, the practical limits of self-driving machines in all areas of transportation, and the effect of these machines on shipping and transportation careers are also discussed.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Course Length: Semester