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Basal Series; good to incorporate/assess??

Sep 2, 2013 9:35am

Our district adopted Treasures a few years ago. There are many quality stories (non fiction Time for Kids, etc.) that I want to use. It seems like the new CCSS can be interpreted into many of them. How do feel basal series fit? Isn't it all about how you "question" and interact with the text? I don't want to reinvent the wheel the first year and want to use the resources given to us. I was hoping to see some of the publishers of these series come out with assessments that are aligned with CCSS (using the same stories) but have not seen that yet.

  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5
  • Planning


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    • Sep 2, 2013 12:41pm

      Great question! If you aren't yet familiar with the Basal Alignment Project resources, they are well worth your time! In a collaborative effort between the Council of Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners, educators from across the country have come together to rewrite the questions for the major basal series so they more closely align with the CCSS.

      You can find more information about this resource (and how to access the materials) here: