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For Parents: ELD/SLA Resources

English Language Development (ELD) and Spanish Language Arts (SLA) resources for use during school closures.

ELD/SLA Resources

Benchmark Universe Resources

Free Benchmark Universe eBook Libraries

Curated Collections for Families and Caregivers. English, Spanish, and Dual Language libraries featuring hundreds of captivating, content-rich titles! Includes an At-Home Family Guide for engagement ideas.

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Benchmark Distance Learning Literacy Block Facebook Live Sessions

Live Sessions with Literacy Experts. Join us for daily Facebook Live Sessions with literacy experts Patty McGee, Adria Klein, Travis Crowder, and others. Join us for read-alouds, writing, word study, and more. Great for educators as well as families at home!

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Trade Book Story Time with Wiley Blevins

Read-Aloud Time Celebrating the Joy of Reading. The benefits of read-alouds are enormous! Literacy expert Wiley Blevins takes children on a literary journey through animated reads featuring stories of underrepresented voices. Enjoy with families or as part of your virtual learning instruction.

Watch Reycraft Books on YouTube

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Virtual Teaching and Learning Tips

Ideas and How-Tos for Using Benchmark Universe. Learn about all of the tools that are already included in Benchmark Universe to support virtual learning environments!

Learn About Virtual Learning Using BU

Benchmark Advance and Adelante Distance Learning Activities

Daily Activities to Keep Advancing. Each week, we’ll provide a series of meaningful learning tasks for each grade using Benchmark Advance/Adelante online resources. We’ll focus on reading, writing, phonics/word study, and reflection/extensions connected to the program’s instruction. Join our Facebook Group to share and learn with other teachers and to get exclusive notifications when new content is posted!

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Not on Facebook? You can also access this content at Benchmark Advance & Adelante Distance Learning Activities

123 Andrés Letter Song Videos

Added for Benchmark Adelante. For the rest of the school year, enjoy brand-new letter song videos created by Latin Grammy Award winners 123 Andrés! You can assign these videos to students for engaging learning at home.

To find:

  1. Log into Benchmark Universe and click on your Benchmark Adelante library.
  2. Then, choose the 123 Andrés Songs and Videos from the drop-down menu (top left)

Spanish Reading and Comprehension for Middle School and High School Level

Santillana USA

E-magazines, Lesson Plans, and Activities Samplers for Elementary and Secondary.


Buenas Noches Series (Norma)

Torre de Papel Series (Norma) E-magazines


Secondary E-magazines

El Abecé Visual Series

Cara y Cruz Series (Norma)

Leer en español Series

Sol y luna Series (Norma)

Zona libre Series (Norma)

ELD Free Phone Apps

Miscellaneous Resources

This page was last updated on: March 24, 2020.