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ARC Kindergarten Cover

American Reading Company Grade K

ELAR Kindergarten | 2019

Publisher: American Reading Company

Series includes:
TEKS Coverage for
Student Materials
93%

Quality Review

Grade Band Quality Review

Kindergarten Quality Review

Section 1 TEKS and ELPS Alignment (percent of standards met in materials) Percent of standards met in materials Meets TEKS/ELPS Requirements
Section 1 TEKS and ELPS Alignment (percent of standards met in materials) Percent of standards met in materials Meets TEKS/ELPS Requirements
1.1
Percentage of Student TEKS met (as determined by SBOE process).
93%

1.2
Percentage of Teacher TEKS met (as determined by SBOE process).
97%

1.3
Percentage of Student ELPS Met (as determined by SBOE process).
Not scored

1.4
Percentage of Teacher ELPS met (as determined by SBOE process).
100%

Section 2 Texts What students read, see, and hear Total TOTAL83% (10 out of 12 points) 83%
Section 2 Texts What students read, see, and hear Total 83% (10 out of 12 points)
2.1
Materials include high-quality texts for ELAR instruction and cover a range of student interests.
4 out of 4 points

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2.2
Materials include a variety of text types and genres across content that meet the requirements of the TEKS for each grade level.
2 out of 4 points

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2.3
Texts, including read-aloud texts in K-2 and shared reading in Grade 2, are appropriately challenging, and are at an appropriate level of complexity to support students at their grade level.
4 out of 4 points

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Section 3 Literacy Practices and Text Interactions: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Thinking, Inquiry and Research What students are asked to write, speak and demonstrate. Total TOTAL85% (39 out of 46 points) 85%
Section 3 Literacy Practices and Text Interactions: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Thinking, Inquiry and Research What students are asked to write, speak and demonstrate. Total 85% (39 out of 46 points)

3.a Reading: Questions and Tasks

3.a.1
Materials contain questions and tasks that support students in synthesizing knowledge and ideas to deepen understanding and identify and explain themes.
4 out of 4 points

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3.a.2
Materials contain questions and tasks that require students to evaluate the language, key ideas, details, craft, and structure of individual texts.
2 out of 4 points

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3.a.3
Materials include a cohesive, year-long plan for students to interact with and build key academic vocabulary in and across texts.
4 out of 4 points

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3.a.4
Materials include a clearly defined plan to support and hold students accountable as they engage in self-sustained reading.
1 out of 1 points

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3.b Writing

3.b.1
Materials provide support for students to compose across text types for a variety of purposes and audiences.
2 out of 4 points

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3.b.2
Materials engage students in the writing process to develop text in oral, pictorial, or written form.
4 out of 4 points

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3.b.3
Over the course of the year, students are provided opportunities to apply grade-level standard English conventions to their writing.
2 out of 4 points

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3.b.4
Materials include practice for students to write legibly in print (K-1) and cursive (Grade 2).
0 out of 1 points

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3.c Speaking and Listening

3.c.1
Materials support students’ listening and speaking about texts.
4 out of 4 points

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3.c.2
Materials engage students in collaborative discussions.
4 out of 4 points

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3.d Inquiry and Research

3.d.1
Materials engage students in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for different purposes.
4 out of 4 points

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3.e Integration of ELAR Skills

3.e.1
Materials contain interconnected tasks that build student knowledge.
4 out of 4 points

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3.e.2
Materials provide spiraling and scaffolded practice.
4 out of 4 points

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Section 4 Developing and Sustaining Foundational Literacy Skills Total TOTAL100% (20 out of 20 points) 100%
Section 4 Developing and Sustaining Foundational Literacy Skills Total 100% (20 out of 20 points)
4.1
Materials provide explicit instruction in print concepts and opportunities for student practice (K-1 only).
4 out of 4 points

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4.2
Materials provide explicit instruction in phonological skills and opportunities for student daily practice (e.g., rhyming, syllabication, blending, segmenting, manipulation) (K-1 only).
4 out of 4 points

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4.3
Materials provide explicit systematic instruction in phonetic knowledge and opportunities for students to practice both in and out of context (K-2).
4 out of 4 points

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4.4
Materials provide frequent opportunities for students to practice and develop fluency while reading a wide variety of grade-level texts at the appropriate rate with accuracy and prosody. (Grades 1-2 only)
Not scored
4.5
Materials include placement (diagnostic) assessments and provide information to assist in foundational skills instruction (K-2).
4 out of 4 points

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4.6
Materials regularly and systematically offer assessment opportunities that genuinely measure student progress as indicated by the program scope and sequence (K-2).
4 out of 4 points

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Section 5 Supports for All Learners How well do the materials support teachers in meeting the needs of students with diverse learning needs? Total TOTAL83% (5 out of 6 points) 83%
Section 5 Supports for All Learners How well do the materials support teachers in meeting the needs of students with diverse learning needs? Total 83% (5 out of 6 points)
5.1
Materials include supports for students who demonstrate proficiency above grade level.
2 out of 2 points

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5.2
Materials include supports for students who perform below grade level to ensure they are meeting the grade-level literacy standards.
2 out of 2 points

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5.3
Materials include supports for English Learners (EL) to meet grade-level learning expectations.
1 out of 2 points

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Section 6 Implementation How user-friendly are the materials and how do they support students, teachers and administrators in assuring strong implementation? Total TOTAL100% (8 out of 8 points) 100%
Section 6 Implementation How user-friendly are the materials and how do they support students, teachers and administrators in assuring strong implementation? Total 100% (8 out of 8 points)
6.1
Materials include assessment and guidance for teachers and administrators to monitor progress including how to interpret and act on data yielded.
2 out of 2 points

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6.2
Materials include year-long plans and supports for teachers to identify needs of students and provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners to ensure grade-level success.
2 out of 2 points

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6.3
Materials include implementation support for teachers and administrators.
2 out of 2 points

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6.4
The visual design of the student edition (whether in print or digital) is neither distracting nor chaotic.
2 out of 2 points

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6.5
If present, technology components included are appropriate for grade level students and provide support for learning.
Not scored

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Section 7 Additional Information Additional information including technology components; cost worksheet; professional learning opportunities; and additional language supports. Information available.
Section 7 Additional Information Additional information including technology components; cost worksheet; professional learning opportunities; and additional language supports. Information available.
7.1
Technology components.

Read the Full Report for Technology
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7.2
Cost worksheet.

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(pdf, 165.46 KB)

7.3
Professional learning opportunities.

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(pdf, 146.48 KB)

7.4
Additional language supports.

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(pdf, 196.45 KB)

About the Title

ARC Kindergarten Cover

Subject
ELAR
Grade Level
Kindergarten
Publisher
American Reading Company
Copyright Date
2019
Copyright Type
Proprietary
Print Version
Estimated number of pages: 8,000
Digital Version
Estimated number of click or scroll pages: 8,000
Print Version
Estimated number of pages: 8,000
Digital Version
Estimated number of click or scroll pages: 8,000
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