Trade Book Access | EL Education Curriculum

Trade Book Access

Last Updated: July 22, 2020

The EL Education Language Arts Curriculum is built around books. We believe that the depth of discussion, rigorous thinking, and joyful engagement with stories that books enable are irreplaceable as students make the journey from tentative readers sounding out words to confident citizens ready to take their ideas out into the world.  (For more about how books are built into our curriculum, see Why Use Books to Teach Literacy?)

The COVID-19 crisis, however, has lifted up the urgent need to make it easier for students and teachers to be able to access the required trade books in a variety of circumstances.

We are working on a rapid response solution to facilitate flexible access to required texts for the 2020-21 school year.  This will include the following three initiatives:

Ebook Access

EL Education is working directly with OverDrive's Sora K-12 ebook platform to ensure access to all required texts that are available in ebook format can be accessed in one place.  Although Sora is a free platform that includes hundreds of free titles, expanding the collection for your curriculum or library needs will carry a cost.

For a prompt response, please send an inquiry here.

Our curriculum distribution partners (Open Up Resources and LearnZillion) are also working to provide ebook solutions for the required trade books for the 2020-21 school year.  You can find contact information for these partners on our How to Order page.

K-2 Video Read Alouds

EL Education is creating Video Read-Alouds for Grades K-2 (one read-aloud per unit) to ensure students can access the key texts used in the EL Education Flex Curriculum: 2020-21 materials.

Print Access to Key Book Content

EL Education is working with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to provide a simple way for schools and districts to license rights to photocopy books or parts of books to send home in student packets, to ensure students have access to necessary content from the required texts when they are out of the classroom.

We will be updating this page as we gather more information and finalize each of these solutions.  Please check our EL Education Flex Curriculum: 2020-21 page for updated information.

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