Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

Engaging kits, effective activities, and impactful teaching strategies nurture readers and provide teachers with tools that support successful instruction.

Magnetic Letter Tiles and Board

Grades K-2+

Multimodal learning: systematic and explicit progression paired with dynamic activities, supporting simultaneous instruction through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways

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Benchmark ePocket Chart

Grades K-2

Instruction and practice in phonological awareness, phoneme categorization, blending and word sorting, and high-frequency word instruction using free workspace, Elkonin boxes, or pocket chart

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High-Frequency Word Vocabulary Kit

Grades K-1

Lap books and matching small books that build understanding of text and support independent practice

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ACT Now!

Grades 3-8

Close reading and response tools from Literacy Experts Fisher & Frey—annotation of complex text, collaborative conversations, and writing to sources 

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Short Reads for Finding Text Evidence

Grades 3-6

Short passages linked to key standards, skills, and genres, with explicit lessons focusing on finding and using text evidence

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Explicit lessons, reading and response resources, vocabulary kits, multimodal instruction, digital tools—choose from an array of effective options!

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Timely Resources


Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.


Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

White Papers

Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D.

Funding Insight

Benchmark Education Guide to ESSER Funding

Expert Authors

Deborah Glaser, Ed.D.

Nancy Akhavan, Ed.D.

C.C. Bates, Ph.D.

Patty McGee, M.Ed.