WebsitesAdditional InfoAmerica Achieves: WelcomeBasal Alignment ProjectFree, Common Core-aligned lessons for 3rd-5th grade basal reading series. Lesson revisions currently available for: HMH CollectionsHMH JourneysHMH Medallion/ReadingHMH Nation’s ChoiceHMH StoryTownHMH TrophiesMH Imagine It!MH Open CourtMH TreasuresMH Treasures (CA)Pearson Reading Street Get involved! How to join the Basal Alignment Project If you, your school or your district would be interested in joining the Basal Alignment Project development team, we welcome your help! How to join this Group on EdModo: 1. 2. - Click "Join" under Groups, in the left-hand section of the page - Enter code F4Q6NM (please note: there may be a delay in accessing the group as your request must be approved) 3. For more information on how to use the BAP materials: After joining the EdModo Group, see the Folder titled: "An Introduction to the Basal Alignment Project". Help Author the Basal Alignment Project If your school or district would be interested in helping to author these resources, we welcome your help!
4. Aligning CurriculumTestingData Driven InstructionSelection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text SelectionCentral to the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy is reading, writing, speaking and listening grounded in text. CCSS aligned assessment and instruction requires texts be of quality—that is, worth reading and re-reading, and capable of supporting rigorous questions grounded in evidence from the text. Inherent in the standards is the need to engage students in texts of appropriate complexity for their grade level and to direct student attention to the complexity of the texts. This document serves to guide educators in how to select texts that can support CCSS-aligned instruction and assessment as well as some resources to find these texts. Guidance for selection: Quality and Opportunity for CCSS aligned instruction and assessment Texts that support CCSS must contain the specific characteristics necessary to measure different standards. Literary Texts: Stories Dramas Poetry Informational Texts: Literary Nonfiction All texts should display: