A Comprehensive Common Core Program for Grades K-6


What is Benchmark Literacy?

Benchmark Literacy is a comprehensive, research-proven program that empowers both experienced and beginning teachers with best-practice tools for vertically aligned K-6 reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language instruction:

  • 30 weeks of comprehension-focused instruction
  • Pre-, ongoing, and post-assessment
  • Gradual-release mini-lessons with built-in choice
  • High-quality informational, narrative, and opinion/argument texts
  • Complex texts for close reading applying text-dependent strategies
  • Differentiated support for English learners and special needs students
  • Customized professional development services
  • State-of-the-art interactive technology

Benchmark Literacy . . .

  • Builds foundational skills—such as phonics, word study, and fluency-to produce proficient readers
  • Scaffolds ALL students to access complex informational and literary texts during whole-group lessons during Weeks 1 and 2
  • Guides students to use text evidence in close reading
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop collaborative conversations
  • Develops writers by teaching writing process and writing to sources