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Common Core Curriculum Expansion Targets Early Readers

Curriculum Associates has enhanced its Ready Common Core reading program with content tailored for beginning readers at kindergarten and first grade levels, while enhancing support for teachers adjusting to the new Common Core State Standards.

Teachers using the program will receive free access to the Online Teacher Toolbox, an online resource intended to assist educators in engaging young readers, differentiating instruction, and reinforcing prerequisite skills students may not have mastered in earlier grade levels, according to the company.

The nine read-aloud trade books included in the program include literature titles such as Chrysanthemum and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, along with informational titles such as Red-Eyed Tree Frog and Butterflies and Moths.

Full-color Student Instruction Books will retail for $11.99 with an order of 10 or more, with the Teacher Support Package including one Teacher Resource Book and the nine-title Read-Aloud Trade Book Set for $84.99. State-specific versions of the new program are available for Grades K--1 in New York and North Carolina.

Curriculum Associates has also expanded its Ready Common Core Math to include kindergarten and first grade. The expanded program will be available in early 2014, according to a release, but may be purchased now at an introductory price of $9.99 per student book with an order of 10 or more.

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Kevin Hudson is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He can be reached at [email protected].

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