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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-lead instruction to independent reading. The Grade K First Reader soft cover book is made for small hands to hold during whole group instruction. Students can access this reader in print and digital formats.


Books/Little Books

A total of 16 Big Books engage kindergarten 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.


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 digital formats.



Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

Six volumes of Teacher Editions feature two units covering the entire year. The research-­based, explicit instruction, and modeling provided, facilitates teaching Open Court Reading focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction. Teacher Editions are available in print and digital formats.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

The Skills Practice Blackline Master with Answer Key, Grade K provides students practice with alphabet 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.


Intervention Teacher's Guide

The Teacher Intervention 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.


Lesson and Unit Assessments BLM

Use curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments Blackline Master with Answer Key, Grade K to measure students' learning in key instructional areas such as: phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and grammar usage. 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 Diagnostic and Benchmark Assessment, Grade K 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 digital formats.

Foundational Skills Kits

Core Components

  • Alphabet Sound Wall Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Individual Cards
  • Pocket Chart
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Boards


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 1

Student Resources

Student Anthology

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-­lead 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 digital formats.


Books/Little Books

A total of 11 engaging Big Books, 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, Grade 1 are available as Little Books -- the same selection, made for little hands. All 11 Big Books are available in print format.


Core Pre-Decodables and Decodables

Five Pre-Decodables 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 digital formats.

Teacher Resources

Sample below:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Teacher's Edition

Six volumes of Teacher Editions, Grade 1 include research-­based, explicit instruction, and modeling to facilitate teaching Open Court Reading focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction. Teacher Editions are available in print and digital formats.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice Blackline Master with Answer Key, Grade 1, Book 1 and 2 includes a book for each half of the year and an answer key for student practice with phonics, writing, and grammar usage. 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.


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.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLMs

Curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments measure students' learning in key instructional areas such as phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar. 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 assessments included in the Diagnostic and Benchmark Assessment, Grade 1 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 digital formats.

Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Alphabet Sound Wall Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Individual Cards
  • Pocket Chart
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Boards


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 2

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Two Student Anthologies offer diverse narrative and informative text selections to help learners 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 digital formats.


Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook, Grade 2 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

Six volumes of Teacher Editions feature two units to cover the entire year. The research-­based, explicit instruction, and modeling provided facilitates teaching Open Court Reading focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction. Teacher Editions, Grade K, Volume 1-­6 are available in print and digital formats.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Two Skills Practice Blackline Master Books, one for each half of the year, provide an answer key for student practice with phonics, writing, and grammar usage. 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.


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.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM

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


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Diagnostic and Benchmark Assessment, Grade 2 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 digital formats.



Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Alphabet Sound Wall Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Individual Cards
  • Pocket Chart
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Boards

Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 3

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Two Student Anthologies offer diverse narrative and informative text selections to help learners 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 seven books of decodable stories provide fluency practice through controlled, connected text. Core Decodable books are available in print and digital formats.


Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook, Grade 3 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

Six volumes of Teacher Editions feature two units in each for the entire year. The research-based, explicit instruction, and modeling provided facilitates teaching Open Court Reading focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and writing. Every lesson provides support for differentiated instruction. Teacher Editions are available in print and digital formats.


Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Two Skills Practice Blackline Master Books, one for each half of the year, provide an answer key for student practice with phonics, writing, and grammar usage. Skills Practice Blackline Master with Answer Key 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.


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.


Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM

Curriculum-based Lesson and Unit Assessments measure students' learning in key instructional areas such as phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and grammar using fresh reads for proper skill assessment. These formative assessments inform differentiated instruction. Lesson and Unit Assessment, Grade 3 is available in print and digital formats.


Benchmark Assessment 

Use the ready-made assessments included in the Diagnostic and Benchmark Assessment, Grade 1 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 digital formats.

Foundational Skills Kit

Core Components

  • Alphabet Sound Wall Cards
  • Alphabet Sound Individual Cards
  • Pocket Chart
  • Pocket Chart Picture Cards
  • Pocket Chart Word Cards
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Boards


Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit Product Shot

Grade 4

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Student Anthology

Student Anthologies 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.

Language Arts Handbook

Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of the writing lessons. Lessons in writing, grammar, and mechanics provide students a reference book to learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skills.

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.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Edition

Teacher Edition

The Teacher's Edition provides instruction and modeling focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and language arts.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments help determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed on foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar.

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice Blackline Master with Answer Key provides students of all grades with practice and answers in subjects such as phonics, writing, grammar.

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. Formative assessments help teachers plan differentiated instruction in the classroom.

Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment BLM with Answer Key

The Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessments are designed to inform instruction while giving students an opportunity to practice and apply what they have learned.

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.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.

Grade 5

Student Resources

Student Anthology

Student Anthology

Student Anthologies 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.

Language Arts Handbook

Language Arts Handbook

The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of the writing lessons. Lessons in writing, grammar, and mechanics provide students a reference book to learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skills.

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.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Edition

Teacher Edition

The Teacher's Edition provides instruction and modeling focusing on foundational skills, comprehension, inquiry, and language arts.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments help determine whether students are meeting grade-level learning objectives. Students are assessed on foundational skills, comprehension, and grammar.

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice BLM with Answer Key

Skills Practice Blackline Master with Answer Key provides students of all grades with practice and answers in subjects such as phonics, writing, grammar.

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Lesson and Unit Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Lessons in writing, grammar, and mechanics provide students a reference book to learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skills.

Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment BLM with Answer Key

Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment BLM with Answer Key

The Comprehension and Vocabulary Weekly Assessments are designed to inform instruction while giving students an opportunity to practice and apply what they have learned.

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.

English Learner Guide

English Learner Guide

The support for English learners provides teachers with diverse activities and instructional aides to help students needing extra guidance and practice.