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Benchmark Phonics Grade K

ELAR: Phonics Kindergarten | 2020

Publisher: Benchmark Education

Series includes:

Quality Review

The quality review is the result of extensive evidence gathering and analysis by Texas educators of how well instructional materials satisfy the criteria for quality in the subject-specific rubric. Follow the links below to view the scores and read the evidence used to determine quality.

Phonics Rules

19 TAC §74.2001(1)

Phonics rules based on 19 TAC 74.2001(1). Program does comply ("yes") or does not comply ("no").

Yes, complies

19 TAC §74.2001(3)(A)

Phonics rules based on 19 TAC 74.2001(3)(A). Program does comply ("yes") or does not comply ("no").

Yes, complies

Standards Alignment

Rubric Section 1
Phonics-Related Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-Alignment Review
Percent of standards met in materials
Grade TEKS Student % TEKS Teacher % ELPS Student % ELPS Teacher %
Kindergarten 100% 100% N/A N/A

Criteria for Quality

Rubric Section 2 Instructional Approach Materials provide concise, direct (explicit) and systematic phonics instruction with cumulative review and intentional pacing. Lessons provide specific daily instructional sequences and routines, which include modeling, guided practice, and scaffolded application with immediate, corrective feedback. Materials include ongoing practice opportunities in isolation and in connected, decodable text that follows the instructional focus. Total TOTAL100% (16 out of 16 points) 100%
Section 2 Instructional Approach Materials provide concise, direct (explicit) and systematic phonics instruction with cumulative review and intentional pacing. Lessons provide specific daily instructional sequences and routines, which include modeling, guided practice, and scaffolded application with immediate, corrective feedback. Materials include ongoing practice opportunities in isolation and in connected, decodable text that follows the instructional focus. Total 100% (16 out of 16 points)
2.1
Materials include systematic, year-long plans for phonics instruction.
4 out of 4 points

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2.2
Materials provide direct (explicit) and systematic instruction in developing grade-level phonics skills within and across lessons.
4 out of 4 points

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2.3
Materials include detailed guidance that supports teacher’s delivery of instruction.
4 out of 4 points

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2.4
Materials include frequent and distributed review of phonics skills with cumulative practice opportunities with decodable text.
4 out of 4 points

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Rubric Section 3 Content-Specific Skills Materials follow a research-based reading development continuum that provides high-quality instruction of phonics skills for beginning readers and writers. Materials focus on the development of alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency to develop proficient readers throughout the year, as developmentally appropriate. Materials include ongoing practice opportunities in isolation and in connected, decodable text that follows the instructional focus. Total TOTAL100% (28 out of 28 points) 100%
Section 3 Content-Specific Skills Materials follow a research-based reading development continuum that provides high-quality instruction of phonics skills for beginning readers and writers. Materials focus on the development of alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency to develop proficient readers throughout the year, as developmentally appropriate. Materials include ongoing practice opportunities in isolation and in connected, decodable text that follows the instructional focus. Total 100% (28 out of 28 points)

3.A Alphabet Knowledge

3.A.1
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review related to alphabet knowledge.
4 out of 4 points

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3.A.2
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review related to the alphabetic principle.
4 out of 4 points

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3.B Phonological Awareness

3.B.1
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review to support the development of oral syllable awareness skills, as outlined in the TEKS.
4 out of 4 points

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3.B.2
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review to support the development of phonemic awareness skills, as outlined in the TEKS.
4 out of 4 points

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3.C Phonics (Encoding and Decoding)

3.C.1
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review to develop students’ knowledge of grade-level sound-spelling patterns, as outlined in the TEKS.
4 out of 4 points

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3.C.2
Materials provide systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review related to accurately identifying, reading, and writing regular and irregular high-frequency words.
4 out of 4 points

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3.C.3
Materials include systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review related to using knowledge and application of syllabication to decode and encode one-syllable or multisyllabic words.
Not scored
3.C.4
Materials connect phonics instruction to meaning by providing systematic and direct (explicit) instruction, practice, and review related to developing morphological awareness.
Not scored

3.D Fluency

3.D.1
Materials provide frequent opportunities for students to practice and develop word reading fluency, by using knowledge of grade-level phonics skills to read decodable connected texts with accuracy and automaticity.
4 out of 4 points

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Rubric Section 4 Progress Monitoring Materials provide frequent, strategic opportunities to monitor and respond to student progress toward development of appropriate grade level and content skill development. Total TOTAL100% (6 out of 6 points) 100%
Section 4 Progress Monitoring Materials provide frequent, strategic opportunities to monitor and respond to student progress toward development of appropriate grade level and content skill development. Total 100% (6 out of 6 points)
4.1
Materials include developmentally appropriate diagnostic tools (e.g., formative and summative) and guidance for teachers to measure and monitor student progress.
2 out of 2 points

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4.2
Materials include integrated progress monitoring tools, with specific guidance on frequency of use.
2 out of 2 points

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4.3
Materials include guidance for teachers to analyze and respond to data from diagnostic tools.
2 out of 2 points

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Rubric Section 5 Supports for All Learners The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Total TOTAL100% (6 out of 6 points) 100%
Section 5 Supports for All Learners The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Total 100% (6 out of 6 points)
5.1
Materials include guidance, scaffolds, supports, and extensions that maximize student learning potential.
2 out of 2 points

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5.2
Materials include a variety of instructional methods that appeal to a variety of learning interests and needs.
2 out of 2 points

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5.3
Materials include supports for Emergent Bilinguals to meet grade-level learning expectations.
2 out of 2 points

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Rubric Section 6 Additional Information: Resources The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Information available.
Section 6 Additional Information: Resources The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Information available.
6.1
Materials provide guidance on fostering connections between home and school.

6.2
Materials incorporate technology into the lessons to enhance student learning.

Rubric Section 7 Additional Information: Technology, Price, Professional Learning, Additional Language Supports, and Evidence-Based Information The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Information available.
Section 7 Additional Information: Technology, Price, Professional Learning, Additional Language Supports, and Evidence-Based Information The following information will appear on the Texas Resource Review website, providing additional information about the set of materials being reviewed. Information available.
7.1
Technology Specifications

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7.2
Price Information

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7.3
Professional Learning

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7.4
Additional Language Supports

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