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English Language Arts ELA Curriculum

English Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum

Grades TK-5 - Benchmark Advance

Benchmark Advance is the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-based English Language Arts curriculum that was adopted by Cambrian School District in 2019 for grade TK through 5.  

Benchmark Advance is a comprehensive English Reading/Language Arts program from Benchmark Education Company. Benchmark Advance is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.  The curriculum...

  • provides a rigorous, integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instructional program, 
  • uses a reading collaborative, balanced approach, or workshop model,
  • enables all students to meet learning goals with strong resources for differentiated instruction.

Benchmark Advance supports English Learners with a forward-thinking approach to English Learner instruction and unique tools designed to scaffold students to on-level materials.

Benchmark Advance Digital Access for Parents and Students

Accessible from school or home, Benchmark Advance’s digital resources feature a simple, easy-to-use interface for students. All print resources included with the program are also available in digital format.  You and your child will have access to these resources at home including:

  • Digital format texts of the texts they are using in the classroom. 
  • All texts are leveled allowing your teacher to support your child at their reading level.
  • Foundational skills videos and songs for beginning readers
  • Take-Home Activity Calendar

Every child is given a secure account on Benchmark Universe, the Benchmark Advance student portal.  Your child's teacher can provide you with your child's login credentials.  Follow these instructions to log in. Once you are logged in, you will have access to the completed Benchmark Advance library grades K-6, assignments your teacher has posted for your child, etc.

Benchmark Advance student portal


For more information, please refer to the Benchmark Universe site. 

Grades 6 - 8: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California Collections

The HMH ELA/ELD Collections Program is proven effective at creating thoughtful, passionate readers in the classroom.  Teachers put the learning in their students' hands.  Collections presents materials and activities in a variety of ways, allowing students to interact with types of content.  Students have the tools they need to think critically, expand their curiosity, and tackle challenging concepts - which helps learn to close read selections and prepare for high-stakes assessments.

The HMH California Collections English Language Arts/English Language Development program was adopted in June 2019.  

For more information about the Collections program, visit: HMH ELA/ELD California Collections Program for Grades 6-8.