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SRA Open Court Reading Comprehensive Curriculum



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Achieve literacy success in any classroom using Open Court Reading. New technology additions to this research–based curriculum, makes it easier for you to teach effectively and engage students quickly. Enjoy the flexibility that comes with implementing the Open Court Reading program utilizing digital resources, print resources, or the combination of both that best suits your teaching needs.



Grade K

Student Resources

First Reader

This nonconsumable reader helps students in kindergarten transition from teacher-led instruction to independent reading. The Grade K First Reader soft cover book is made for small hands to hold. Students can access this reader in print and digitally.


Books/Little Books

A total of 16 Big Books engage young learners and are available as large, easy-to-read, print books. There are 12 unit big books, a science, and social studies big book, Alphabet Book, and Pickled Peppers – big book of rhymes. Unit big books, Alphabet Book, and Pickled Peppers are available also as Little Books—the same selection, made for little hands. The Big Books are also available digitally.


Core Pre-Decodables and Decodables

Use these 14 Core Pre-Decodable Takehome Books to help students in kindergarten learn about book and print concepts, as they practice reading essential, high-frequency, sight words. Use any of the 28 core decodable stories to provide fluency practice through controlled, connected text. Core Pre-Decodable and Decodable stories are available in print and digitally.



Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are two units in each of the six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Kindergarten Skills Practice Blackline Master provides students practice with alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, phonics, writing, and grammar usage. They are available in print and digital formats.


English Learner Teacher's Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aids. Support is provided for English learners needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills. The English Leaner Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Intervention Teacher's Guide

The Intervention Teacher’s Guide offers complete, in-program instructional guidance for at-risk students. The core curriculum features lesson-by-lesson intervention support, teachers can utilize at point of use. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Lesson and Unit Assessments BLM

Use curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments Blackline Master to measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as: phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, alphabetical knowledge, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Formative assessments help teachers plan differentiated instruction in the classroom. The assessments and answer key are available in Blackline Master and digital formats.


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digital formats.


Foundational Skills Kits

Kit Resources

  • Alphabet Sound Wall Cards
  • Small-Group Alphabet Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Individual Cards (4 sets)
  • Hi-Frequency Flash Cards
  • PreDecodable and Decodable BLM
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Pocket Chart (wall)
  • Individual Pocket Chart
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Lion Puppet
  • Alphabet Letter Cards (uppercase/lowercase)Magnetic Dry Erase Boards
  • Alphabet Little Book
  • Pickled Peppers Little Book
  • Letter Cubes
  • English Learner Photo Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Stickers


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Grade 1

Student Resources

Student Anthology

The Grade 1 Student Anthology includes a variety of narrative and informative texts to help students understand concepts such as: key ideas and details; writing as a craft; and the integration of background knowledge and ideas. Student Anthologies are available digitally with audio for fluency and vocabulary support.


First Reader

This nonconsumable reader helps students in grade one transition successfully from teacher-led instruction to independent reader. The Grade 1 First Reader is soft cover, made for small hands to hold, and can be accessed in print and digitally.


Books/Little Books

A total of 11 engaging Big Books in Grade 1 are available in a large, easy-to-read format including 10 Unit Big Books and one big book of rhymes, Rhyme Stew. Unit Big Books and Rhyme Stew, are also available as Little Books—the same selection, made for little hands. All 11 Big Books are available in print format or digitally.


Core Pre-Decodables and Decodables

Five Pre-Decodable Stories help students in grade one review concepts of books and print, as well as provide practice for reading essential, high-frequency, sight words. Use any of the 109 decodable stories to provide fluency practice through controlled, connected text. The Core Pre-Decodable and Decodable stories are available in print and digitally.

Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are two units in each of the six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Grade 1 Skills Practice Blackline Master provides student practice with phonics, vocabulary, writing, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Each Skills Practice Book Blackline Master is available in print and digital formats.


English Learner Teacher's Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar. The English Leaner Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Intervention Teacher's Guide

The Intervention Teacher Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLMs

Curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Use formative assessments to plan differentiated instruction. Lesson and Unit Assessments with Answer Key is available in Blackline Master and digital formats.


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, vocabulary and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digitally.


Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Sound/Spelling Wall Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Individual Cards (4 sets)
  • Small-Group Sound/Spelling Cards
  • Alphabet Letter Cards (uppercase/lowercase)
  • High-Frequency Flash Cards
  • Pre-Decodable & Decodable Takehome BLM (2)
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Pocket Chart
  • Lion puppet
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Boards
  • Rhyme Stew Little Book
  • Letter Cubes
  • English Language Photo Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Stickers


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 2

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Two Student Anthologies include a variety of diverse narrative and informative text selections to help students build their understanding of concepts such as: key ideas and details; writing as a craft; and the integration of knowledge and ideas. Grade 2 Student Anthologies are available digitally with audio for added fluency and vocabulary support.


Core Decodables

Seven books with decodable stories provide fluency practice through controlled, connected text. The Core Decodables are available in print and digitally.


Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook provides developing readers and writers models in writing, grammar, and mechanics. This resource serves as a reference book for students to learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skill development. The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of writing lessons and is available in digital and print formats.

Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Grade 2 Skills Practice Blackline Master Books provides student practice with phonics, spelling, accessing complex text, writing, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Each Skills Practice Blackline Master is available in print and digital formats.


English Learner Teacher's Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aids. Support is provided for English learners needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills. The English Leaner Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Intervention Teacher's Guide

The Intervention Teacher Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in—program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print or digital format.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM

Curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Use formative assessments to plan differentiated instruction. Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key is available in print and digitally.


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digitally.




Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Sound/Spelling Wall Cards
  • Small-Group Sound/Spelling Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Individual Cards (4 sets)
  • High-Frequency Flash Cards
  • Decodable Takehome BLM
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Pocket Chart
  • Lion Puppet
  • Alphabet Letter Cards (uppercase/lowercase)
  • Word Cubes
  • English Learner Photo Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Stickers

Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 3

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Two Student Anthologies include a variety of diverse narrative and informative text selections to help students build their understanding of concepts such as: key ideas and details; writing as a craft; and the integration of knowledge and ideas. Grade 3 Student Anthologies are available digitally with audio for added fluency and vocabulary support.


Core Decodables

These four books of decodable stories provide fluency practice through controlled, connected text. Core Decodable books are available in print and digitally.


Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook provides developing readers and writers models in writing, grammar, and mechanics. As a reference book, students can learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skill development. The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of writing lessons and is available in digital and print formats.

Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Skills Practice Blackline Master Books provide student practice with word analysis, vocabulary, accessing complex text, spelling, fluency writing, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Skills Practice Blackline Master is available in print and digital formats.


English Learner Teacher's Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aids. Support is provided for English learners needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills. The English Learner Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.


Intervention Teacher's Guide

The Intervention Teacher Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM

Curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as word analysis, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and grammar, usage, and mechanics using fresh reads for proper skill assessment. These formative assessments inform differentiated instruction. The Lesson and Unit Assessments are available in print and digitally.


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digitally.


Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Sound/Spelling Wall Cards
  • Small-Group Sound/Spelling Cards
  • Sound/Spelling Individual Cards (4 sets)
  • Decodable BLM
  • High-Frequency Flash Cards
  • Alphabet Letter Cards (uppercase/lowercase)
  • Word Cubes
  • English Learner Photo Cards
  • Sounds/Spelling Stickers


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 4

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Student Anthology

The Student Anthology includes a variety of diverse narrative and informative texts to help students understand concepts such as: key ideas and details; writing as a craft; and the integration of background knowledge and ideas. The Grade 4 Student Anthology is available in print and digitally with audio.

Language Arts Handbook

Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook provides developing readers and writers models in writing, grammar, and mechanics. As a reference book, students can learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skill development. The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of writing lessons and is available in digital and print formats.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Edition

Teacher Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessment

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digitally.

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Skills Practice Blackline Master Books provide student practice with word analysis, vocabulary, accessing complex text, spelling, fluency writing, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Skills Practice Blackline Master is available in print and digital formats.

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Use curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments to measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as word analysis, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and grammer, usage, and mechanics. Formative assessments help teachers plan differentiated instruction in the classroom. The Lesson and Unit Assessments are available in print and digitally.

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher’s Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher’s Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aids. Support is provided for English learners needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills. The English Learner Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.

Word Analysis Kit

Word Analysis Kit

The Word Analysis Kit includes resources that allow students to learn, practice, and apply their skills. In the classroom, this kit is used during the green word analysis and fluency part of the lesson as well as in small group time during Workshop.

Grade 5

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Student Anthology

Student Anthology include a variety of narrative and informative texts to help students understand concepts such as: key ideas and details; writing as a craft; and the integration of background knowledge and ideas. The Student Anthology is available in print and digitally with audio.

Language Arts Handbook

Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook provides developing readers and writers models in writing, grammar, and mechanics. As a reference book, students can learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skill development. The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of writing lessons and is available in digital and print formats.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Edition

Teacher Edition

The heart of the program, the Teacher's Edition provides research-based, explicit instruction focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction and English Learner support. There are six volumes. Teacher Editions are available in print and digitally.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessment

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Benchmark Assessment to determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed in foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Benchmark Assessment can be administered in print or digitally.

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Skills Practice Blackline Master Books provide student practice with word analysis, vocabulary, accessing complex text, spelling, fluency writing, and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Skills Practice Blackline Master is available in print and digital formats..

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Use curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments to measure students’ learning in key instructional areas such as word analysis, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Formative assessments help teachers plan differentiated instruction in the classroom. The Lesson and Unit Assessments are available in print and digitally. .

Intervention Guide

Intervention Guide

The Intervention Teacher’s Guide provides instructional guidance for at-risk students with full in-program intervention support. Using the Intervention Teacher’s Guide, teachers can provide lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the core curriculum. The Intervention Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aids. Support is provided for English learners needing extra guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills. The English Learner Teacher’s Guide is available in print and digital format.

Word Analysis Kit

Word Analysis Kit

The Word Analysis Kit includes resources that allow students to learn, practice, and apply their skills. In the classroom, this kit is used during the green word analysis and fluency part of the lesson as well as in small group time during Workshop.