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Here are our top 25 most-visited posts of 2018.
A reflection on the free Bookworms ELA curriculum for K-5
A teacher's recommendations for how to select text excerpts that make students love reading
Lessons learned from teachers who've implemented the curriculum
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.
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
How Wit & Wisdom Supports English Language Learners
Bringing complex content and instruction into a high-needs school district
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.
A kindergarten teacher explains how she adapted some of the Everyday Math Daily Routines to challenge her students more.
Identifying excellence in instructional materials
A Kindergarten teacher dives into Everyday Math and finds ways to make minor Routines into Major Work of the Grade practice
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
Guidance Documents to Support the Alignment of GO Math! to the CCSSM
How a district made the decision to select a new textbook provider instead of a long-used vendor
How Core Knowledge is different than other curriculum options
Core Knowledge's Linda Bevilacqua explains where purchasers can improve their CCSS understanding to make better decisions
First grade teacher, Adrienne Williams, describes the strengths and challenges of Core Knowledge Language Arts.
How administrators can help teachers sort through the clutter in today’s math textbooks
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.
An interview with Anne Schreiber, Senior VP of Learning Strategies, Renaissance Learning
A team of 4th grade educators adapted a Pearson Reading Street lesson to better serve their students and enhance CCSS alignment
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
Educators from Granite Falls uncovered benefits to reviewing that they hadn’t anticipated
A teacher explains the unexpected connection she uncovered between materials reviews and the classroom
When is the right time to use the IMET? Whether you’re purchasing, supplementing, designing, or simply building capacity, the IMET can help.
Reviewing instructional materials for CCSS alignment means looking for evidence of the Standards and the Shifts
As instructional materials reviews are made public, how should states and districts use that information?
Today’s review teams will function differently than review teams of the past, requiring new skills and experience