ELA K-2 Summary of Alignment & Usability

StoryTown 2008 (with 2012 CCSS Pack) K-2 do not meet the criteria for alignment. The materials partially meet alignment for text quality and rigor; however, the majority of tasks in reading, writing, speaking, and listening are not text focused and do not require students to read closely. The materials do include some support for writing instruction and do address some foundational skills components, but do not build student development of academic vocabulary nor knowledge building.

ELA 3-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

The instructional materials for StoryTown 2008 (with 2012 CCSS Pack) for Grades 3-5 do not meet the criterial for alignment. In Grades 3 and 4, the materials partially meet alignment for text quality and rigor, and in Grade 5, texts do not meet these criteria.  In each grade, few tasks in reading, writing, speaking, and listening are text focused and require students to read closely. The materials do include some support for writing instruction and do address some foundational skills components, but do not build student development of academic vocabulary nor knowledge building.

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