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English Language Arts Curriculum

Our core curricula are all:

Designed around excellent, whole texts

Students build real-world content knowledge as literacy skills flourish.

Built with active support for diverse classrooms

Incorporate advanced tools for ELLs and students with disabilities.

Available for free,
as OER

Provide equal access to high-quality content.

We offer two complete K–5 curricula,

which share many virtues. Both:

  • Offer comprehensive, proven reading and writing core programs
  • Incorporate strong, clear protocols to support excellent classroom instruction
  • Contain embedded assessments as well as rich differentiation materials

 

Here’s what differentiates them:

Instructional Routines & Protocols

Broad range of instructional protocols, designed to promote student engagement, discourse, and collaboration

Straightforward, routinized protocols designed to make high-quality literacy instruction easier for teachers

Content Focus

  • Designed around science and social studies topics, for cross-curricular engagement
  • Fiction + nonfiction text sets for each topic promote knowledge and vocabulary acquisition
  • Incorporates 99 whole texts between grades K–5
  • Texts feature diverse characters and authors
  • Incorporates 265 whole texts between grades K–5, to maximize daily reading
  • Texts selected to optimize for student engagement, spanning a broad range of topics
  • Thoughtful balance of fiction and nonfiction

Unique Qualities

  • Places a premium on communication, collaboration, and social-emotional learning
  • Incorporates student goal-setting and reflection
  • Fosters ongoing formative assessment
  • Places a premium on differentiation: diagnostic tools actively scaffold tailored small group skills work, as well as intervention
  • Highest volume of daily reading of any curriculum in K–5

Efficacy

Proven to improve literacy outcomes, higher-order thinking, and teacher effectiveness when paired with PD

Has produced notable gains in PARCC, SBAC, and Georgia Milestone districts

Honors

  • The top-rated K–5 ELA curriculum by EdReports
  • Rated ‘Tier 1’ by Louisiana DOE
  • First edition received high text quality and complexity scores from EdReports
  • Reviews of this newly-enhanced edition are forthcoming