The Materials Adaptation Project brought teams of educators together to design easy-to-implement changes to improve the standards alignment of Journeys 2014. These recommendations help Journeys users improve the effectiveness of their basal by setting aside less effective portions of the basal and devoting more attention to high-value texts and activities. These guidance documents are available for districts to use in planning and professional development settings as they work to align their instruction to college and career ready standards.
Student Achievement Partners worked with districts across the country who appreciate the promise and potential of the Journeys comprehensive reading program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and who sought to align Journeys more closely to the expectations of rigorous college and career-ready standards. Student Achievement Parteners worked in a productive partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and teams of teachers from these districts to create supplemental materials that leverage the program's strongest elements, which when used alongside Journeys, provides teachers the resources to deliver aligned instruction in order to drive student outcomes.