Hi! We use Storytown too. I like it, although there is way to much to implement! I also feel like it is a lower level than many of the other programs out there. We will adopt a new one next year. SamanthaMs.Smarty Pants
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Will my comment count if I say we do not follow any reading program??? We do Guided reading and centers. This year I was a brave soul and was given permission to try Daily Five. Guided reading and Daily Five for me :) I am in LOVE. I have never ever followed a reading program!My Second Sense
We use Direct Instruction (gag) and HeadSprout (online and I love it) We also include sight word studies, guided reading, and anything else we want to suppliment because we dislike our DI ick!Blessings, Jessica Stanford Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog is having a giveaway!My TpT Store
We use Treasures, which has some really GREAT literature (things like Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type- in our basal!!). It also includes Time for Kids stories, which I thought I would love... but most of them are not exciting at all :( which was a huge disappointment. There's way more than I could ever hope to implement, but I choose what I think is best and am allowed to supplement whenever and however I want, too, which is great.My last school used Reading Street, which was set up in a very similar way- just different stories. I did like that Reading Street would put stories near appropriate holidays, if applicable... in Treasures, the story about Christopher Columbus is in the Spring, instead of anywhere near Columbus Day. It drives me crazy!JennyLuckeyfrog's Lilypad
We use Storytown, too!JenniferFirst Grade Blue SKies
We use Harcourt's Trophies series.. which is a bit too easy in my opinion for the kids. I would like more challenging stories each week, but we supplement. Our PTO also purchases Ticket-to-Read online for home and school and the kids LOVE LOVE LOVE it!SusanT.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)
I LOVE ticket to read and so do the kids. I wrote a grant for TICKET to READ. I'm going to miss it next year.
Thanks for all of your entries. In college, we couldn't use basals, we had to use trade books. Our school opted out of reading series for years but just recently went with Storytown. We can pick and choose what we implement.
We use Scott Foresman Reading Street. While it has some good literature, I am not a fan of the program. I think it moves really quickly through skills and the name of the TIER 2 part of the program is Sidewalks! I mean really? Gah!
We use Storytown. I like how they have the website from your picture above, but as Samantha Stated above, there is sooo much to implement. I have to take some and leave some. What I skip one week I try to pick up and incorporate the next. I would love to just follow guided reading and daily five activites as well as some other things I could create myself. But it doesn't look like that will be happening any time soon :(HeidiMy (Not So) Elementary Lifemynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com
We use Texas Treasures but it is not very good. Not challenging at all. So I supplement with Reading A to Z.
We don't use a reading series. We use all guided reading books and children's literature to develop our firstname.lastname@example.org
We use SRA Imagine It (newer version of SRA Open Court) and I L.O.V.E every part of it! It has a great balance of fiction and non-ficition, science and social studies and the phonics instruction is excellent!It's a complete package and includes writing, grammar and spelling... I'm a HUGE fan and couldn't imagine using anything else! KimberlyThe Learning Tree
My district uses StoryTown, too! This is our 3rd year and it does have a ton of stuff! I am barely getting used to it. I don't think my district can afford a new adoption so I'm guessing we are going to have it for a while!I supplement my phonics instruction with Fundations and I love it!It's interesting to read who is using what for reading instruction!I am in AZ, btw! ❤ SandraSweet Times in Firstsweettimesinfirst@gmail.com
My district currently uses Reading Street from Scott Foresman. My particular school is moving away from it. It is not aligned very well with the Common Core Standards. Our principal has given us permission to use it as little as possible, which we LOVE! Tiffanytamiller@lf.k12.de.us
We have been using harcourt, but are now moving to reading street. The low reading groups also use voyager and ticket to read.LindaLnetzeband.at.gmail.com
We're Storytown too, and I agree with every other previous poster...there's too much to cover, and I'm always picking and choosing. I'm ready to say goodb-bye!HalleAcross the Hall in 2nd
We use Treasures in our district. It has it's good things and it's not-so-good things. I feel like there are too many skills covered in a short period of time, especially the word study skills!~Briawna
My school uses Harcourt Trophies series. It is so old, so we as a grade level have tried to use some more things to go along with each week's story elements that we focus on. email@example.com
You won't believe how old our adoption is! For our K-5 we use Harcourt and for 6-8 we use Holt from NINE years ago!! I can't even go into how hard it has been to use for sooo long. Half of the stuff isn't even relevant anymore, especially all the info on technology, and we no longer have access to the online stuff because our adoption expired! We were supposed to do a Language Arts adoption two years ago but with budget cuts they decided to postpone. I have been begging my principal to let me design my own curriculum and she has given me a tentative yes, so wish me luck!DesWhenIGrowUp
My school uses the Read Well Program. We also use Spaulding Phonics.AprilWolfelicious
We use Reading Street by Scott Foremsan. I have the freedom to use as much or as little as I'd like. I follow the phonics sequence and the reading skills sequence but use my own materials to teach the comprehension skills/strategies. Next year I will be doing Saxon Phonics and I haven't decided if I will also do RS phonics or not.