Grades K-2 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The instructional materials for ReadyGEN Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 meet expectations of alignment to the standards. The materials meet expectations of Gateway 1. The materials support students' developing literacy skills in foundational areas with explicit and comprehensive guidance to support teachers in their targeted instruction. The texts included with the materials  are rich and rigorous, offering students a balance of informational and literary reading over the course of the school year. Materials provide many opportunities for students to complete questions and tasks in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are grounded in evidenceThe materials for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 meet the expectations of Gateway 2. Texts are organized to support students' building knowledge of different topics, and sets of text-dependent questions and tasks provide opportunities for students to analyze ideas within and across texts. The materials include process writing instruction and a progression of writing skills, a progression of focused shared research and writing projects. The materials for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 meet the expectations of Gateway 3. Materials are well-designed and take into account effective lesson structure and pacing. Materials support teacher learning and understanding of the Standards. Materials offer teachers resources and tools to collect ongoing data about student progress on the Standards.Materials provide teachers with strategies for meeting the needs of a range of learners so that they demonstrate independent ability with grade-level standards.Materials support effective use of technology to enhance student learning. Digital materials are accessible and available in multiple platforms.

Grades 3-5 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The ReadyGen instructional materials for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 meet expectations for alignment. The materials include include texts that are worthy of students' time and attention and provide many opportunities for rich and rigorous evidence-based discussions and writing about texts to build strong literacy skills. Students have opportunities to build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and they integrate language work throughout. Texts include a balance of genres and are appropriately rigorous and complex for Grade 5 students. Most tasks and questions are grounded in evidence. Materials address foundational skills where appropriate to support students' building their reading abilities to comprehend increasingly complex texts over the course of the school year.  Vocabulary is addressed in each module, though academic vocabulary is not built across multiple texts. The materials meet use and design expectations, including teacher tools to plan and differentiate instruction, as well as incorporate useful technology applications.

Grades 6-8 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The ReadyGen instructional materials for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 meet expectations for alignment. The materials include include texts that are worthy of students' time and attention and provide many opportunities for rich and rigorous evidence-based discussions and writing about texts to build strong literacy skills. Students have opportunities to build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and they integrate language work throughout. Texts include a balance of genres and are appropriately rigorous and complex for Grade 5 students. Most tasks and questions are grounded in evidence. Materials address foundational skills where appropriate to support students' building their reading abilities to comprehend increasingly complex texts over the course of the school year.  Vocabulary is addressed in each module, though academic vocabulary is not built across multiple texts. The materials meet use and design expectations, including teacher tools to plan and differentiate instruction, as well as incorporate useful technology applications.