Cowan Avenue Elementary

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At Cowan, we implement a curriculum aligned to current state standards and seek to ensure that all our students have a strong elementary education to be career and college ready.  We take pride in the reponsibility we have toward our students and have designed an interdisciplary curriculum to promote literacy across disciplines which include social studies and the sciences. 


We understand that 21st century learners must have opportunities to develop critical thinking skills through exposure to rich literary and informational text, which can be comprehended, evaluated, and synthesized.  We encourage our students through thoughtful and engaging instruction to deepen and widen their understanding of themselves and the world around them. While elementary education encompasses only the first steps in a student’s journey, at Cowan, through our curriculum and instruction, we hope to cultivate a lifelong love of learning.  


For more information on LAUSD’s literacy instruction, please use the link below:



California Treasures  

Various Core Literature

Selections include classic and contemporary literary works like Charlotte’s Web, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Wonder, and The Maze Runner

Foss Science


Time for Kids