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Teacher Toolkits

Here you’ll find our collection of high-leverage tools that you can easily print and use to enhance your reading and writing instruction across the year. These toolkits are thoughtfully curated each month to support the current unit of study, so be sure to check back often.

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Test Prep Practice Passages

Here you will find a collection of passages we have gathered from past standardized tests. These passages come from a variety of tests and states that we believe will support test preparation across the genres and grade levels.

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Responses to the Science of Reading: Videos & Resources

The videos linked explain Dr. Lucy Calkins’ philosophy on Rebalancing Literacy, and what it means for teachers and students across the world. Resources include key talking points and research about Rebalancing Literacy.

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Units of Study Curriculum Maps

Curriculum maps provide a detailed outline for each unit. You’ll find the main standards highlighted in a unit along with a session-by- session breakdown of the standards addressed each day. These maps also provide

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Units of Study Standard Alignment Charts

These documents are designed to help educators know what standards are being taught during which unit. This will help you know when a standard is first taught, and when it is returned to across the school year.

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Foundational Skills Scopes and Sequences

These documents detail the foundational skills taught within the K-2 Reading Units of Study, Phonics Units of Study, and Jump Rope Readers Decodable Text Series. For each grade level,

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Learning Targets And Success Criteria

These documents are organized by standard and written so that teachers can have a clear understanding of the standards they are teaching and can provide success criteria for the children they are teaching.

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Grades K-2 Assessments

Reading can feel like invisible work, but with smart assessments, you can know what’s going on with your readers. Embedded in the Units of Study are assessment tools to help you every step of the way to make the invisible visible and to research your readers so that you can offer the most responsive instruction possible.

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Writing On Demand Assessments

On demand assessents can be given at the beginning and end of each Unit of Study in Writing to measure student growth. Here you will find writing prompts and student-facing checklist tools to support this

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Suggested Sequences of Units of Study

Here you will find recommendations for a possible year-long sequence of units. Those recommendations include the Units of Study books, as well as what we refer to as ‘curricular calendars,' which are units in pre-publication and in draft form.

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Curricular Calendars

You'll see that our Suggested Sequences of Units of Study include several supplemental units of study that are not included in your core Units of Study kits. To support your teaching of these units, we're pleased to provide you with detailed curricular calendars that outline how the teaching in each unit might go.

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Running Records

You will be able to find out a lot about your readers from running records and/or phonic decoding assessments (found on the K-2 Assessment resource page) and you can use that formative data immediately—in fact you need to, as kids will outgrow that data quickly.

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Digital Reading Comprehension Resources

Here you'll find research, articles, and texts that help answer the all-important topic of digital reading comprehension.

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