Comprehensive Core Curriculum

Overview of Open Court Reading Comprehensive Curriculum​

Building Strategic Readers and Strategic Thinkers

The goal of Open Court Reading is for all students to be confident readers by grade 3, as well as strategic readers and thinkers:

  • Inquiry forms the heart of the program as students apply what they have learned in the unit to find out more about a topic that interests them.​
  • Reading strategies align with the inquiry process in each unit as students use the content as the basis for research.​
  • A focus on skill-building gives students the tools they need to be successful at any inquiry task.​
  • Unit Inquiry activities require students to research and explore using a variety of media to build deep knowledge about a topic of their choice.​

Components for Open Court Reading

All components, except for Kits, available in print and digital formats

Grade K


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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

Assessments


Skills Kits


Components of Grade K Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade K Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade K Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade K Foundational Skills Kit

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

Grade 1


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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

Assessments


Skills Kits


Components of Grade 1 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 1 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 1 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 1 Foundational Skills Kit

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

Grade 2


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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

Assessments


Skills Kits


Components of Grade 2 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 2 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 2 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 2 Foundational Skills Kit

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

Grade 3


Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Teacher’s Edition and Guides


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

Assessments


Skills Kits


Components of Grade 3 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 3 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 3 Foundational Skills Kit Components of Grade 3 Foundational Skills Kit

Learn More
Sample Program Online
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


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