Hear what teachers, assistant principals, and principals have to say about the impact of Benchmark Advance in their classrooms.
Aligned with Science of Reading research, Benchmark Advance and Adelante are core language arts programs that provide a cohesive structure for the development of literacy skills and content knowledge.
Our structured literacy programs are standards-aligned and informed by the latest research into the science of reading. They feature vertically aligned units that empower students to engage deeply with a topic to build skills within and across grades. Topics are knowledgebased, expanding both general and academic vocabulary in support of reading, writing, and constructive conversation.
Spiraled mini-lessons integrate new and previously learned skills using topic-based unit texts and resources. Language foundations are reinforced through explicit phonics and word study instruction that is linked to authentic reading and writing practice, with reading and writing independence achieved through gradual release of responsibility from whole-group to small-group/independent time.
Programs feature culturally responsive instruction and equitable resources, engendering a sense of community through reflective dialogue as they expand knowledge. Diverse authors and illustrators share authentic stories that reflect students’ own experiences and broaden their perspectives. Accessibility tools, multi-modal learning opportunities, embedded differentiation, and targeted intervention scaffold instruction.