Spotlight on Comprehension Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Comprehension: Essential to the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards emphasize high-level comprehension skills. Specifically, the CCSS stress the importance of "close, attentive reading" of a range of texts at varying levels of difficulty. Research also cites that comprehension is most effectively taught through explicit instruction and the "gradual release of responsibility" model.

Spotlight on Comprehension is aligned to the Language Arts Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards are integrated throughout each level, and found in every student book and instructional resource.

Common Core State Standards are integrated throughout Spotlight on Comprehension Teacher Guides Grade 2 Teacher Guide
READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 23 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Common Core State Standards are integrated throughout Spotlight on Comprehension Student Books Grade 3 Student Book
READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Common Core State Standards are integrated throughout Spotlight on Comprehension Big Books Grade 4 Big Book
READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Common Core State Standards are integrated throughout Spotlight on Comprehension Instructional CD Grade 5 Instructional Interactive Whiteboard and Assessment CD
READING STANDARDS: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, re-reading as necessary.

Take a Closer Look!

Alignment to PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments (1.7M pdf)

Instructional Path and Alignment to CCSS (90K pdf)

Download Correlations to the Common Core State Standards for each Grade Level of Spotlight on Comprehension

Grade 1 (145K pdf)

Grade 2 (170K pdf)

Grade 3 (160K pdf)

Grade 4 (145K pdf)

Grade 5 (130K pdf)

Grade 6 (120K pdf)

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