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New Reading Series
Old 02-10-2013, 01:46 PM
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My district is looking at moving to a new reading series that is CCSS aligned. We're having presentations about Pearson's Reading Street, HM's Journeys, and McGraw Hill's Wonders. Anyone up for sharing pros/cons?

Right now we use Harcourt Trophies and as a K teacher, it's waaaayyy too easy and slow. The read alouds actually say "Pre-K" on the back of them and we teach letters through April. I'd love a series where the texts are age and developmentally appropriate, and the phonics instruction is a little more fast paced. There's always going to be some sweet-and-lows you've gotta slow down for, but the majority of kinders need a little more of a faster pace than Trophies.

In the other grades (1-4) I know that a good thing about Trophies is that it is skills based. So the tests aren't about the story and comprehension questions at the end of the week, rather they're asking students to apply what they know about inferencing, comparing, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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