Why instructional practice should be at the heart of all instructional materials decisions
How do we determine that students are increasing their literacy skills as they progress across grade levels?
Though this literacy program uses leveled readers, it focuses on building knowledge through topic-based units and ensures students are not limited to a single reading level
Introducing a new evidence catcher to facilitate instructional materials decisions
Advice for where to ask--and find answers--to your education questions
A new framework for developing and implementing clear district-wide support for teaching and learning
What should we look for in powerful classrooms?
Learn how structured phonics instruction is critical to literacy development and a necessary part of an ELA curriculum
Identifying and using high-quality, ELA Open Educational Resources successfully
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.
Learn how to plan effective argument writing instruction
A long-time middle school teacher and writing expert explains how to design strong writing instruction
New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria
Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews
A panel of experts pinpointed the biggest problems with today’s ELA/literacy materials
An SAP literacy specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users
A North Carolina literacy coach explains what the CCSS ELA Shifts mean for classroom materials
Sue Pimentel, one of the lead writers of the Common Core, introduces the Publishers’ Criteria
The Shifts are a powerful frame to help drive understanding of the Common Core
Even though many districts are not in a position to purchase new materials in the short-term, training reviewers now is a smart long-term investment