Open Court Reading for Alabama​

Bright futures begin with literacy

SRA Open Court Reading provides Alabama educators with the tools to build strong readers, writers, and thinkers from early emerging to fluent, from those who struggle to those who need a challenge. A curriculum you can trust, Open Court Reading has not only been approved by the Alabama Literacy Task Force, but it also delivers a legacy of success spanning over 60 years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's students and teachers.

This program gives Alabama educators:

A blueprint for success

Open Court Reading is built upon 60 years of research. The program is regularly updated based on the latest literacy research, third-party reviews, and educator feedback to better serve the needs of today's students and teachers. Unmatched professional development and partnerships keep it relevant to the needs of today's classrooms.

Systematic teaching, systematic learning

The backbone of Open Court Reading is its carefully crafted instructional plan. Systematic and explicit instruction, along with all-important instructional routines, ensures confidence and growth for students and teachers alike.

Resources for reaching every learner

Open Court Reading provides a range of differentiation options for extending literacy achievement to all Alabama students, including at-risk students and English Learners.

Components for Open Court Reading for Alabama K–5

Grade K


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


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First Reader
Helps students transition from teacher-led instruction to independent reading. Soft cover for small hands.

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Big Books/Little Books
16 books: 12 units, 1 science, 1 social studies, 1 Alphabet, 1 rhyming. Available in both sizes.​

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​Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories
14 core pre-decodable 28 core decodable stories​

Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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Teacher’s Edition
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Twelve units in six volumes.

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Intervention Teacher's Guide
​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

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EL Support Guide
Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

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Skills Practice
Practice alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

Assessments


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Lesson & Unit Assessments
Measure alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

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Benchmark Assessments
Covers foundational skills, comprehension, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Skills Kits


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Foundational Skills Kit
Provides research-based instruction and classroom-tested tools to help every student master essential skills.

Grade 1


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


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Student Anthology
Narrative and informative texts highlight key ideas and details; writing as a craft, and background knowledge and ideas.​

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Big Books/Little Books
16 books: 12 units, 1 science, 1 social studies, 1 Alphabet, 1 rhyming. Available in both sizes.​

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​Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories
Five pre-decodable stories and 109 decodable stories​

Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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Teacher’s Edition
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Twelve units in six volumes.

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Intervention Teacher’s Guide
​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

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EL Support Guide
Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

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Skills Practice
Practice phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency

Assessments


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Lesson & Unit Assessments
Measure phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.

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Benchmark Assessments
Covers foundational skills, comprehension, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Skills Kits


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Foundational Skills Kit
Provides research-based instruction and classroom-tested tools to help every student master essential skills.

Grade 2


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


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Student Anthology
Narrative and informative texts highlight key ideas and details; writing as a craft, and background knowledge and ideas.​

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Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories
55 core decodable stories in seven books​

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​Language Arts Handbook
Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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Teacher’s Edition
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Six units in six volumes.

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Intervention Teacher’s Guide
​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

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EL Support Guide
Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

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Skills Practice
Practice phonics, spelling, accessing complex texts, writing, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Assessments


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Lesson & Unit Assessments
Measure phonics, spelling, accessing complex texts, writing, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

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Benchmark Assessments
Covers foundational skills, comprehension, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Skills Kits


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Foundational Skills Kit
Provides research-based instruction and classroom-tested tools to help every student master essential skills.

Grade 3


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


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Student Anthology
Narrative and informative texts highlight key ideas and details; writing as a craft, and background knowledge and ideas.​

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Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories
23 Core Decodable stories available in four books​​

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​Language Arts Handbook
Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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Teacher’s Edition
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Six units in six volumes.

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Intervention Teacher’s Guide
​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

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EL Support Guide
Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

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Skills Practice
Practice word analysis, vocabulary, accessing complex texts, spelling, fluency writing, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Assessments


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Lesson & Unit Assessments
Measure word analysis, vocabulary, accessing complex texts, spelling, fluency writing, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

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Benchmark Assessments
Covers foundational skills, comprehension, grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Skills Kits


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Foundational Skills Kit
Provides research-based instruction and classroom-tested tools to help every student master essential skills.

Grade 4


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


Assessments


Skills Kits


Grade 5


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


Assessments


Skills Kits


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kits

Grade K


Instructional Resources

Student Components


Kit Resources

  • Alphabet Wall Cards​
  • Small-Group Alphabet Sound Cards​
  • Individual Alphabet Sound Cards (4 sets)​
  • High-Frequency Flash Cards​
  • Pre-Decodable & Decodable Take-home BLM​
  • Magnetic Letters​
  • Pocket Chart​
  • Individual Pocket Chart​
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards​
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Lion Puppet​
  • Alphabet Letter Cards (upper & lowercase)​
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Board​
  • Alphabet Little Book​
  • Pickled Peppers Little Book​
  • Letter Cubes​
  • English Learner Photo Cards​
  • Alphabet Sound Stickers​
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Alphabet Sound Cards
31 color-coded cards: 21 consonants, 5 long vowels, 5 short vowels. ​Three sizes: Individual, Small-Group, Wall Card​. Digital cards recite the sound card story and each picture illustrates a motion.

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Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories
14 Core Pre-Decodable
28 core decodable stories
Available in print and digital format.

Teacher Components

Components available in both print and digital format


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Teacher’s Guide
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction for phonics, fluency, vocabulary and language development, and word analysis.

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Teacher Resource Book
Lesson-by-lesson instructional support for at-risk and English learners. Implemented during small-group.

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Skills Practice BLM
Practice alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

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Assessment BLM
Measure alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

Grade 1


Instructional Resources

Student Components


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Sound/Spelling Cards
Represents 44 most common sounds. ​ Three sizes: Individual, Small-Group, Wall. ​Digital versions recite the Sound/Spelling story, and the picture illustrates a motion.

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