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K-8 ELA Curriculum Adoption

Public Review of Materials

K-8 English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum Adoption Public Review

September 20, 2023 – November 20, 2023

The K-8 English Language Arts Adoption Committee narrowed down submitted programs to McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The textbooks will be on display for a 60-day period for public review and comment.

Location: GESD District Office
Address: 7301 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
Dates: Sept. 20 - Nov. 20
Times: Observed Office Hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Public review locations are also provided at every GESD school and the hours align with each school's observed office hours.


Glendale Elementary School District (GESD) is in the process of selecting a new and updated English Language Arts curriculum for kindergarten through 8th grade. Selecting a curriculum resource for reading is essential to providing meaningful learning experiences for students. It is a driver for equity as well as clarifying instructional strategies and identifying appropriate resources for instructional staff.  


GESD  will review and adopt materials that ensure students have access to the most up-to-date English Language Arts materials:

  • Align to Arizona Department of Education English Language Arts Standards

  • Address all components essential to the reading process; phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, higher thinking skills

  •  includes research-based lesson design 

  • Includes evidenced-based and tiered interventions

  • Including resources that support the teaching and learning of students needing enrichment and acceleration and support the teaching and learning of English Language Learners and Special Education Learners

  • It includes culturally relevant materials and culturally responsive teaching and instructional practices that are inclusive.

  • Explicit instruction on writing craft, structure, and process

*Note: This list is a brief look into our goals for the curricular resources.

Curriculum Materials Reviewed by the ELA Curriculum Committee:

McGraw Hill

K-5 Wonders

6-8 StudySync ELA


myView Literacy



K-5 Into Reading

6-8 Into Literature

ELA Adoption Committee Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: GESD District Office, 7301 North 58th Avenue, Glendale 85301 

ELA Adoption Committee Agenda and Back-up Documents

K-5 Rubric for ELA Adoption

6-8 Rubric for ELA Adoption