California ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption

California

ELA/ELD Instructional
Materials Adoption

Step Up to Literacy

About the Programs

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Adopted by the state of California, these comprehensive programs address the goals, context, and themes of the California Framework for ELA and ELD instruction, including Integrated and Designated ELD.

Benchmark Advance and Adelante’s rigorous, integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction meets the needs of districts implementing a reading collaborative, balanced approach, or workshop model, and enables all students to master rigorous learning goals with the support of strong differentiated instruction and responsive teaching based upon ongoing assessments.

Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante were built specifically to meet California's unique challenges. They provide the resources you need to meet the key instructional shifts in tandem with California's ELA/ELD instructional framework, ensuring you can meet its five themes:

  • Building Content Knowledge
  • Meaning Making
  • Effective Expression
  • Foundational Skills
  • Language Development

What’s Unique About Our Programs?

Vertial Alignment

Vertical Alignment

Within the grade
Across the grades

Unit Topic Sets

UNIT TOPIC SETS

All reads in one unit focus on a single topic

Backward Mapping

Backward Mapping

Planned instruction based on students’ expected end performance

ELD Scaffolds to On-Grade Level

ELD SCAFFOLDS TO ON-GRADE LEVEL

ELD resources amplify the ELA learning

Compleax Interactive Text Sets

COMPLEX INTERACTIVE TEXT SETS

Students learn to annotate complex texts and use annotations as they talk and write about texts.

Assessmenet Preparation

Assessment Preparation

Provides SBAC-like assessments and rigor for practice, success, and digital readiness

Impressive Gains in Reading Achievement

During the 2015–16 school year, the Chula Vista, CA Elementary School District took part in an independent research study using Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante comprehensive English and Spanish literacy programs with long-term onsite Professional Development. After just one year using these programs, the district saw impressive gains across all student achievement and very impressive gains by English Learners and students classified as Low SES.

“Impressive and accelerated gains in English Language Arts, English Language Development, and Lexile reading levels in grades 4 and 5 on both state and standardized assessments.”

- Main Street Academix, Independent Research Company

Ready to Advance

Ready to Advance is a brand new comprehensive Transitional Kindergarten program built specifically to address the unique needs of students in California. The lessons and strategies center around the nine learning domains in the California Learning Foundations, including social-emotional, language and literacy, math, and English Language Development. Additionally, the program addresses the critical foundational skills called for by the Kindergarten California Common Core State Standards.
The program:

  • Meets the unique needs of Transitional Kindergarten teachers and students
  • Closes crucial early achievement gaps
  • Prepares students for success in school

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Professional Development

Benchmark Education Professional Development

Benchmark Education Company’s products and services will guide educators in increasing their effectiveness— thus enabling their students to improve performance while meeting higher standards. Our team will help you map a clear path to your students’ success, with proven, research-based instructional methods and support. Training sessions are available in a variety of formats, designed to meet your needs.

Contact Your Rep

Janis Wolpert
Jack Kenny
Northern California Sales Manager

(510) 326-2540
Segaro Bozart
Segaro Bozart
Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara
(310) 925-6982
Leah Broeske
Leah Broeske, M.Ed
Northern California

(510) 631-5640
Janis Wolpert
Cathie Callanan
Sacramento

(916) 291-1655
Cynthia Sicairos-Hartley
Cynthia Sicairos-Hartley
San Bernadino, Riverside

(626) 827-7869
Linda Hansen
Linda Hansen
Los Angeles, N. Orange

(310) 832-6974
Mechelle Pedregal
Mechelle Pedregal
San Diego, Orange, Imperial

(619) 395-0668
Michele VanHentenryck
Michele VanHentenryck
Silicon Valley

(831) 252-2535
Janis Wolpert
Janis Wolpert
Central Valley

(559) 225-2665