ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Resources


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​​​​​CDE Instructional Materials Website​​​​​​​

Information on instructional materials for all subject areas. Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the content standards.

CDE ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Website

​Information and resources for ELA/ELD instructional materials.

​SBE Adopted Materials Publisher Contact List

Publisher contact information for public inquiries on the 2015 English Language Arts/English Language Instructional Materials Adoption. Below are local Orange County publisher contacts.

PublisherContacts2016draft.docx.pdfPublisherContacts2016draft .docx.pdf

​SBE Adopted ELA/ELD Framework Chapters

​The framework provides guidance to the new ELA/ELD standards implementation. For information specific to instructional materials, refer to Chapter 12: Instructional Materials to Support the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards

CCSESA Public Resources

​Public resources including the 2015 CCSESA ELA/ELD Adoption Toolkit, 2016 Selection of Non-SBE Adopted K-12 Materials, Blueprints for Effective Leadership and Instruction for our English Learners’ Future (B.E.L.I.E.F.), and Supporting Content Learning in the Secondary Classroom through Literacy: Resources for Science, Mathematics, History/Social Science, ELD, and ELA

​Achieve the Core - Aligned

​A conversation about standards-aligned instructional materials. This website supports recognizing alignment, improving materials, guidance to conduct a textbook review, and understanding aligned assessment.

​IMET - Instructional Materials Evaluation ToolA tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS. For use with ELA/literacy materials for grades K-2 or 3-12 and for mathematics materials K-8 or high school. The IMET is a tool within the Materials Alignment Toolkit, developed in partnership with Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS).
​California Curriculum Collaborative

Curated resource, reviews, adoption steps, and FAQs.

​EdReportsEdReports national instructional materials evaluations. You can compare titles and grades, look across grade bands within a title, dig into detailed evidence in grade-level reports. Making the Most of Your Materials Resource
​Louisiana Believes​Louisiana has been relentless about adopting high quality materials. The have housed all of their K-12 national reviews on their website.
Open Up ResourcesOpen Up Resources began as the K-12 OER Collaborative, a 13-state initiative to address quality gaps in the curriculum market. They partner with leading math and ELA experts to design excellent, standards-aligned core programs.
CDE Recommended Literature List​A collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades pre K -12 in all disciplines.
​Instructional Practice Guides​The purpose of the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) suite of tools is to help teachers and those who support teachers to make the Key Shifts in instructional practice. The IPG suite includes resources for coaching, lesson planning, and training support that are all designed to work together.
2015 State Board Adopted ELA/ELD Instructional Materials - K-8    
 Program 1 Basic ELA 
​PublisherProgram Title​​​Grade Levels
Amplify Education, Inc.Amplify ELA: California Edition68
EMC Publishing, LLC Mirrors & Windows: Connecting with Literature​6–8
McGraw-Hill School Education ​Reading WondersK–6
McGraw-Hill School Education StudySync​68
Pearson Education, Inc., p.a. Scott Foresman and Prentice HallCA Pearson System of CoursesK–8
The College Board - Spring BoardSpringBoard, English Language Arts​​7-8
Program 2 Basic ELA/ELD
​Publisher​Program Title​Grade Levels
Amplify Education, IncAmplify ELA: California Edition and Amplify ELD: California Edition 6–8
Benchmark Education Company Benchmark Advance​K–6
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ​Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California Journeys ©2017K–5
Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHoughton Mifflin Harcourt California Journeys-Collections ©20176–8
McGraw-Hill School EducationReading Wonders​​​K–6
​​McGraw-Hill School EducationStudySync​ 68
National Geographic Learning/Cengage LearningReach for ReadingK–6
The College Board – SpringBoard SpringBoard, English Language Arts & English Language Development 7–8
Program 3 Basic Biliteracy
​Publisher​Program Title​​Grade Levels
Benchmark Education Company Benchmark Adelante​K–6
McGraw-Hill School Education Lectura Maravillas​ K–6
Program 4 Intensive Intervention
​Publisher​Program Title​Grade Levels
McGraw-Hill School Education FLEX Literacy 4–8
National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning Inside 4–8
Pearson Education, Inc., p.a. Scott Foresman and Prentice Hall CA Pearson iLit4–8
Scholastic Inc. California Read 180 Universal System4–8
Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc.LANGUAGE! Live California 4–8
Program 5 Specialized ELD
​​​​ Publisher​Program Title​Grade Levels
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California Escalate English ©2017 4–8
Pearson Education, Inc., p.a. Scott Foresman and Prentice Hall. CA Pearson iLit ELL 4–8
Scholastic Inc.California English 3D Course A and Course I System4–8