A Q&A With Raven Redmond and Jennifer Ahearn
Foster Student Participation Through Building Math Language, Practices, and Content
Here are our top 25 most-visited posts of 2018.
A teacher's recommendations for how to select text excerpts that make students love reading
Lessons learned from teachers who've implemented the curriculum
What happens when curricula and summative assessments don't match?
The process and the documents one district designed to support alignment of their curriculum to the standards.
An Introduction to Adapting enVisionmath 2.0 K-5
A mathematics specialist shares quick adaptations you can apply to any textbook to quickly improve it to better serve students.
How Wit & Wisdom Supports English Language Learners
Bringing complex content and instruction into a high-needs school district
Helping All Kids Grapple with Grade-Level Content
Three ways to use assessment for good
An interdisciplinary PLC develops common strategies and rubrics to support student writing.
Learn how the Instructional Practice Toolkit can help teachers make connections between planning, instruction, and student outcomes.
Approaching year three of implementation, a math interventionist describes how her district has supported teachers in using the curriculum
Building confidence with JUMP Math’s guided discovery approach.
A math specialist illustrates the importance of providing ongoing professional development centered on quality programming.
A personal story of how educators built their knowledge of mathematics fluency from the ground up, and identified creative ways to help their students master fluency expectations
An honest reflection on Eureka Math's strengths and challenges
What does Eureka look like in the classroom?
How one school moved from contention to ownership of their math curriculum
A high school teacher explores the lessons learned after moving away from a textbook-based curriculum.
One district’s implementation of a new elementary math program
A classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator describe how they used the spiral design of their textbook to help them focus on creating coherent instruction.
A 5th grade teacher explains how she made small adjustments to improve the Everyday Math Curriculum after identifying its weaknesses.
Standards co-author Susan Pimentel explains how the elements of a high-quality ELA program contribute to student learning. She pinpoints where many current programs are missing the mark.
A kindergarten teacher explains how she adapted some of the Everyday Math Daily Routines to challenge her students more.
Public Prep Charter Schools created a new curriculum based on their teachers’ recommendations. Can you?
Identifying excellence in instructional materials
Learn about free, high-quality mini-assessments for math and literacy.
A Kindergarten teacher dives into Everyday Math and finds ways to make minor Routines into Major Work of the Grade practice
Compare the features of popular text set sources
Standards co-author Jason Zimba explains how word problems can build understanding of addition and subtraction.
New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria
Discover why text sets work and how to use them to build student knowledge
A veteran Journeys user shares recommendations to improve basal lessons and better support teachers and students.
Learn about OUSD’s piloting process and find out what teachers thought of three popular ELA/literacy programs
Strategies to scaffold instruction of Standards-aligned, complex texts
Common Core-aligned assessments must capitalize on teacher-student relationships
Guidance Documents to Support the Alignment of GO Math! to the CCSSM
Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math
How the Oakland Unified School District designed a teacher-centered materials review selection process
How a district made the decision to select a new textbook provider instead of a long-used vendor
A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning
A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments
Where to look for additional ELL resources to support Common Core-aligned lessons
How to determine whether instructional materials support ELL's needs
How Core Knowledge is different than other curriculum options
First grade teacher, Adrienne Williams, describes the strengths and challenges of Core Knowledge Language Arts.
What do teachers need to know to make decisions about adapting math materials?
A New York math specialist explains how he’s enhanced his school’s curriculum with tasks from Illustrative Mathematics.
How administrators can help teachers sort through the clutter in today’s math textbooks
A reading interventionist explains the strategies she uses to help struggling readers benefit from complex texts.
A high school English teacher shares 10 ways classroom teachers can influence curriculum
If you’re not satisfied with your current basal reading program, here are five things you can do to improve it.
If you’re not satisfied with the quality and CCSS-alignment of your existing math materials, here are five tips to improve them.
New case studies share a look at the process of adapting math and ELA materials
A team of 4th grade educators adapted a Pearson Reading Street lesson to better serve their students and enhance CCSS alignment
Achieve and SAP are looking for instructional materials aligned to the CCSS to address weaknesses in existing materials
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working to create Common Core-aligned resources
Developing a process for teachers to adapt instructional materials in mathematics
A panel of experts pinpointed the biggest problems with today’s ELA/literacy materials
Keep up-to-date with the latest media coverage of instructional materials
The challenging, yet rewarding process of adapting instructional materials
Why Louisiana chose to share all its curricular reviews online and where you can see the findings
Common Core-aligned resources for popular read-alouds, basal stories, and anthology selections
Conducting a review was harder than expected, but it illuminated how critical this information is for publishers
Sue Pimentel, one of the lead writers of the Common Core, introduces the Publishers’ Criteria
How Louisiana communicated its alignment concerns to publishers
An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials
Selecting and training the review team
Details Louisiana's instructional materials review process