The Professional Learning Core Content in ELA/Literacy
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
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.
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.
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.
Compare the features of popular text set sources
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
How the Oakland Unified School District designed a teacher-centered materials review selection process
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.
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.
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
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