Instructional Alignment
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KSDE does not review or recommend resources to local school districts. However, the agency can assist in providing links to available resources to assist with materials adoptions and instructional alignment.

Achievethecore.org
This site can help educators determine alignment with current Kansas standards by providing rubrics to assist in the evaluation of lessons, units, and materials. Rubrics also exist for evaluating open educational resources.

Ed Reports Reviews
Ed Reports provides reports and reviews of currently available materials. It is a helpful resource to consult prior to or during a resource adoption.

While Kansas does not conduct large-scale materials reviews, several state agencies have done this, and have posted their findings publicly. The links below provide information about two states' review processes, as well as their findings for a variety of published ELA materials and textbooks.

Hawaii-Summary Report of Materials Review
Louisiana-Annotated Materials Reviews

 Videos and Lesson Plans
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TeachingTheCore.org
This collection of classroom videos and associated lesson materials is intended to help K-12 educators to better "see" the instructional shifts associated with our Kansas Standards. Each videotaped lesson includes descriptive annotations that identify lesson elements, and teacher and student actions and behaviors that support student learning.

Contact Information

Suzy Myers                                                Jackie Lakin                                       
English Language Arts Consultant      Education Program Consultant     
semyers@ksde.org                                jlakin@ksde.org                                         
 785.296.5060                                          785.296.2144                                                      

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