Grades K-2 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The instructional materials for EL Education K-5 Language Arts Grades Kindergarten, 1, and 2 meet the expectations of Gateways 1, 2, and 3.  The instructional materials include texts that are worthy of students' time and attention and that support students’ advancing toward independent reading. The materials provide opportunities for rich and rigorous evidence-based discussions and writing about texts to build strong literacy skills. Materials meet the criteria for materials supporting ongoing and frequent assessment to determine student development of foundational skills. The materials support building knowledge and academic vocabulary while students have opportunities to build writing, independent reading, and integrate skills with research and discussion. The materials meet the expectations of usability, being well designed and taking into account effective lesson structure and pacing. Materials can reasonably be completed within an academic year. There are ample resources as well as publisher produced standards alignment documentation.

Grades 3-5 Summary of Alignment and Usability

The instructional materials for EL Education K-5 Language Arts Grades 3, 4, and 5 meet the expectations of Gateways 1, 2, and 3.  The instructional materials include texts that are worthy of students' time and attention and that support students’ advancing toward independent reading. The materials provide opportunities for rich and rigorous evidence-based discussions and writing about texts to build strong literacy skills. Materials meet the criteria for materials supporting ongoing and frequent assessment to determine student development of foundational skills. The materials support building knowledge and academic vocabulary while students have opportunities to build writing, independent reading, and integrate skills with research and discussion. The materials meet the expectations of usability, being well designed and taking into account effective lesson structure and pacing. Materials can reasonably be completed within an academic year. There are ample resources as well as publisher produced standards alignment documentation.