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Open Court Reading

Grades K–5

Comprehensive Core Curriculum

Open Court Reading

Grades K–5

Comprehensive Core Curriculum

Welcome to Open Court Reading​

Open Court Reading Evidence for Science of Reading brochure

Built on the Science of Reading, Validated by Research
For more than 60 years, research has been the mainstay of Open Court Reading. Built upon findings from original learning theory and cognitive science, and balanced with teacher input and modern research on literacy development, Open Court Reading delivers undeniable results for learners at every level.

Instruction that Turns Research into Action
The Science of Reading is only a body of research unless it's made actionable. Through systematic, explicit instruction and a scope and sequence that follows a purposeful progression of skills—first build a strong foundation, then build upon that foundation— Open Court Reading empowers teachers to turn research into action every day.

Foundations for Lifelong Literacy
Literacy research consistently shows that complex learning cannot take place without strong foundational skills. Open Court Reading provides students the building blocks needed to read and comprehend texts across genres, synthesize information to develop and discuss complex thoughts and ideas, and become fluent storytellers themselves.

Open Court Reading Evidence for Science of Reading brochure

Components for Open Court Reading

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

Grade K

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading First Reader

First Reader , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Off to School

Big Books/Little Books , Link will open in a new tab

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

Quin and the Jets

​Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories , Link will open in a new tab

14 core pre-decodable 28 core decodable stories​

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade K Teacher's Edition, Units 1-2

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

Practice alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

Measure alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Foundational Skills Kit

Foundational Skills Kit , Link will open in a new tab

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

Grade 1

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading  Student Anthology Book 1

Student Anthology , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Back to School

Big Books/Little Books , Link will open in a new tab

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

Max the Grouch

​Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories , Link will open in a new tab

Five pre-decodable stories and 109 decodable stories

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade 1 Teacher's Edition, Units 1-2

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

Practice phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

Measure phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Foundational Skills Kit

Foundational Skills Kit , Link will open in a new tab

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

Grade 2

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading  Student Anthology Book 1

Student Anthology , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Decodable Takehomes BLM

Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories , Link will open in a new tab

55 core decodable stories in seven books​

Open Court Reading Language Arts Handbook

Language Arts Handbook , Link will open in a new tab

Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade 1 Teacher's Edition, Units 1-2

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

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

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Foundational Skills Kit

Foundational Skills Kit , Link will open in a new tab

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

Grade 3

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading Student Anthology Book 1

Student Anthology , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Decodable Takehomes BLM

Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories , Link will open in a new tab

23 Core Decodable stories available in four books​​

Open Court Reading Language Arts Handbook

​Language Arts Handbook , Link will open in a new tab

Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade 3 Teacher's Edition, Unit 1

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

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

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Foundational Skills Kit

Foundational Skills Kit , Link will open in a new tab

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

Grade 4

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading Student Anthology

Student Anthology , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Language Arts Handbook

​Language Arts Handbook , Link will open in a new tab

Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade 4 Teacher's Edition, Unit 1

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

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

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Word Analysis Kit

Word Analysis Kit , Link will open in a new tab

Resources to develop critical reading skills that enable students to approach new words and more complex texts.

Grade 5

Instructional Resources

Student Readers


Open Court Reading Student Anthology Book 1

Student Anthology , Link will open in a new tab

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

Open Court Reading Language Arts Handbook

​Language Arts Handbook , Link will open in a new tab

Provides models and acts as reference book for writing, revising, and editing skills.

Teacher's Edition and Guides


Open Court Reading Grade 5 Teacher's Edition, Unit 1

Teacher's Edition , Link will open in a new tab

Every lesson provides differentiated instruction and EL support. Two units in six volumes.

Intervention Teacher's Guide

Intervention Teacher's Guide , Link will open in a new tab

​Features lesson-by-lesson intervention support at point of use.

English Learner Teacher's Guide

EL Support Guide , Link will open in a new tab

Guidance and practice with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.

Skills Practice Blackline Masters with Answer Key

Skills Practice , Link will open in a new tab

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

Assessments


Lesson and Unit Assessment Blackline Master with Answer Key, Unit 1 Teacher Edition

Lesson & Unit Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Benchmark Assessment

Benchmark Assessments , Link will open in a new tab

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

Skills Kits


Word Analysis Kit

Word Analysis Kit , Link will open in a new tab

Resources to develop critical reading skills that enable students to approach new words and more complex texts.

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