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Correlations and Alignment


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CraftPlus Correlations and Alignments

Common Core Standards

Common Core Language Arts Correlation: CraftPlus Target Skills are modeled with authentic literature. Take advantage of the reciprocal power of reading and writing by integrating language arts processes. Use these correlations to see how CraftPlus implementation can support all of your language instruction.

The CraftPlus K-8 Writing Program aligns with Common Core State Writing Standards. Click below to download the printer-friendly PDF versions per grade.

Kindergarten Correlation
Grade 1 Correlation
Grade 2 Correlation
Grade 3 Correlation
Grade 4 Correlation
Grade 5 Correlation
Grade 6 Correlation
Grade 7 Correlation
Grade 8 Correlation

Common Core Implementation Timelines for CraftPlus Daily Writing Lessons

Common Core Writing Standards are explicitly taught and repeatedly applied; language standards listed in the timelines are either taught explicitly, suggested as companion grammar and usage skills, and/or applied in the context of writing assignments; speaking and listening skills are applied repeatedly throughout the curriculum.

Kindergarten Timeline
Grade 1 Timeline
Grade 2 Timeline
Grade 3 Timeline
Grade 4 Timeline
Grade 5 Timeline
Grade 6 Timeline
Grade 7 Timeline
Grade 8 Timeline

Selected States
Several states have requested that CraftPlus be correlated to their state standards. Click below to download the printer-friendly PDFs.

Florida Correlation
Georgia Correlation
Illinois Correlation
Louisiana Correlation
Pennsylvania Correlation
Texas Correlation

Six Traits
CraftPlus focuses on giving young writers practice with explicitly taught organizational and composing Target Skills and conventions. Mastery of these Target Skills develops young writers who attain the desired traits of writing. An alignment of the Target Skills with the traits appears below.
Texas Correlation

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Title 1, Part A
As stated by the U. S. Department of Education, Title 1, Part A – “Improving Basic Programs,” is designed to “ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

CraftPlus is aligned to the criteria specifically mentioned in Title 1, Part A.

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