I love what you're saying. The truth is that basal programs historically don't live up to their promises. The Common Core State Standards were written with the idea of pushing student achievement and the only way we can provide that kind of rigor is by differentiating instruction so that students can progress through a growth model. Differentiating means different books for different kids. Literacy instruction is not a prescribed predetermined day by day instruction. It is authentic and well planned and it matches the needs of the classroom. Well said Beth!
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