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BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Texas State Board of Education Adopts Raz-Plus ELL Texas Edition

Learning A-Z® (opens in new tab) today announced that Raz-Plus® ELL Texas Edition (opens in new tab) has been included in the Texas State Board of Education 2019 Proclamation Adoption list for English Language Arts and Reading instruction for Grades K–5. 

Raz-Plus is a curriculum that offers an extensive collection of digital curriculum resources and tools to help improve student literacy skills. The Raz-Plus ELL Texas Edition meets the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as well as the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) required for K–5 literacy curriculum in Texas schools.

Maria Rosas-Soto, a dual-language teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, said, "I used Raz-Plus and the ELL Edition for guided reading in the classroom and for at-home practice. A lot of my students were beginning ELLs and by the end of the year, they scored Advanced High on the TELPAS test."

Raz-Plus includes thousands of materials available to teach literacy, with a large online library of leveled books. The ELL Edition supplements Raz-Plus with thousands of resources designed to support English language learners.

Additional resources include:

  • Close Reading Packs and Passages
  • Comprehension Skill Packs
  • ELL Leveled Reader Packs
  • Foundational books with lessons and student activities
  • Classic novels with lesson plans and supporting student activities
  • Lesson plans and activities that align to popular trade books.