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Elementary Literacy Coordinator

Elementary ELA News

  • MEM-6807.0 for Selection Procedures for English Language Arts/English Language Development Textbook Programs for Grades TK/K-5/6 is published and finalized. Based on the District textbook selection committee’s deliberations, Benchmark Advance has been selected as the basic ELA/ELD textbook program for grades TK/K-5/6 for all schools. The Benchmark Adelante Spanish version program has been selected for schools with Spanish Dual Language/Bilingual programs.  Schools choosing Benchmark Advance DO NOT need to form a Textbook Selection Committee or return any forms to the Local District. Benchmark Advance materials will be ordered for the school based on numbers submitted at Textbook Roadshow. For schools wishing to form a Textbook Selection Committee, click here to access resources.
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  • Books for your school low cost and free, click here!

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  • Click here for grade level text so, students can practice citing evidence.

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Common Core Links

Biting to the Core (a great site for lessons covering foundational skills)

Engage New York (curriculum mapping including essential questions)

Challenge Based Learning (growing set of resources created by educators practicing CBL)

Teaching Channel (examples of classroom practices that are easy to adapt and replicate)

Professional Development