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
Helps students transition from teacher-led instruction to independent reading. Soft cover for small hands.
Big Books/Little Books
16 books: 12 units, 1 science, 1 social studies, 1 Alphabet, 1 rhyming. Available in both sizes.
Teacher’s Edition and Guides
Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.
Intervention Teacher’s Guide
Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.
EL Support Guide
Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.
Experience Open Court Reading
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