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Open Educational Resources

Reviewed OER Library

These reviews are provided as part of OSPI’s legislative mandate to develop a library of OER aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

The instructional materials were reviewed by Washington educators with subject matter expertise and deep familiarity with the state learning standards. The results from this review enable educators and content developers to tap into the most powerful feature of OER: the ability to freely adapt and redistribute materials.

Full OER Review Reports
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2017

Review Rubrics
Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET) | Student Achievement Partners - Achieve the Core
Full –course review

EQuIP Rubrics | Achieve
Deeper dive into individual lessons and units - ELA, mathematics, and science

Resource Reviews

Math Reviews Icon

Math Reviews

Full courses grades 6-12

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ELA Reviews

Full courses grades K-2
Units (3–6 weeks) grades 6-12

Though these reviews are focused on OER, the actual review process and tools are not specific to OER. They can and should be used with any instructional material under consideration by school districts. The results of this review do not represent an endorsement from OSPI as to the recommended use nor adoption of the OER materials that were reviewed.


ELA Resource Reviews

Filter your review results by using the dropdown menu to select a grade span.

This review is not intended to rank the materials; rather, the results provide rich evaluator feedback on changes necessary to bring the OER resource into closer alignment with Washington learning standards.

IMET
0: Strongly Disagree
1: Disagree
2: Agree
3: Strongly Agree

EQuIP
0-2: Not Ready to Review
3-7: Revision Needed
8-10: Exemplar if Improved
11-12: Exemplar


CLEAR FILTER


GRADE SPAN RESOURCE | DEVELOPER REVIEW IMET: Freedom from Obstacles to Focus
scale 0-3
IMET: Focus and Coherence
scale 0-3
IMET: Rigor and Balance
scale 0-3
IMET: Standards for Math Practices
scale 0-3
EQuIP: Overall
scale 0-12
K–2

Bookworms Grade 1 | 
Comprehensive Reading Solutions

Review

2.21.91.81.57
K–2

Bookworms Grade 2 | 
Comprehensive Reading Solutions

Review

2.41.81.61.66
K–2

Bookworms Grade K | 
Comprehensive Reading Solutions

Review

2.62.01.72.17
K–2

Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 1 | 
Core Knowledge Foundation

Review

2.52.02.42.411
K–2

Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 2 | 
Core Knowledge Foundation

Review

2.11.92.12.510
K–2

Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade K | 
Core Knowledge Foundation

Review

2.52.32.32.510
9–10

A "New English" in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" | 
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities

Review

nananana9
9–10

Building Evidence-Based Arguments—Grade 9 | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana11
9–10

From Courage to Freedom: Frederick Douglass's 1845 Autobiography * | 
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities

Review

nananana7
9–10

Grade 9 ELA 1.2 - Excerpts from Letters to a Young Poet | 
EngageNY/Public Consulting Group

Review

nananana11
9–10

Grade 9 ELA 1.3 - Romeo and Juliet | 
EngageNY/Public Consulting Group

Review

nananana11
9–10

Grade 9 ELA: Who Is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death? | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana10
9–10

Grade 9–10 ELA: Speeches - Argument and Methods | 
NYC Dept. of Education/University of Pittsburgh

Review

nananana11
9–10

Making EBC About Literary Technique Grade 10: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana11
9–10

Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit Grade 10: MLK, Barak Obama | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana11
9–10

Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | 
BetterLesson/Tim Pappageorge

Review

nananana8
9–10

Ninth Literature and Composition Unit 4: Short Stories * | 
Georgia Virtual Learning

Review

nananana5
9–10

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln | 
Achieve the Core – Student Achievement Partners

Review

nananana10
9–10

The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts * | 
Library of Congress/Linda and David Lackey

Review

nananana5
9–10

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe * | 
The Big Read: National Endowment for the Arts

Review

nananana8
9–10

To Kill a Mockingbird * | 
The Big Read: National Endowment for the Arts

Review

nananana5
9–10

To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective * | 
Library of Congress/Kathleen Prody & Nicolet Whearty

Review

nananana6
9–10

Weapons of the Spirit | 
Achieve the Core – Student Achievement Partners/LASD

Review

nananana8
6–8

Building Evidence Based Arguments: E pluribus Unum | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana11
6–8

Fahrenheit 451: Novel Study | 
Better Lesson/Nicholas Gearing

Review

nananana8
6–8

Found Poetry with Primary Sources: The Great Depression* | 
Library of Congress/Alison Westfall and Laura Mitchell

Review

nananana3
6–8

Grade 6 ELA 1.1 - Percy Jackson and the Hero’s Journey | 
EngageNY/Expeditionary Learning

Review

nananana12
6–8

Grade 7 ELA 4A.1 - Development of the Adolescent Brain | 
EngageNY/Expeditionary Learning

Review

nananana11
6–8

Grade 8 ELA 1.1 - War Coming Close to Home | 
EngageNY/Expeditionary Learning

Review

nananana12
6–8

Literacy in ELA: Economics and the Environment | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana10
6–8

Literacy: Can Animals Think? | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana8
6–8

Middle School Language Arts - 6th Grade: Friendship Unit* | 
Georgia Virtual Learning

Review

nananana3
6–8

Natural Disasters: Nature's Fury* | 
Library of Congress/Patricia Solfest & Kimberly Wardean

Review

nananana4
6–8

Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild | 
Better Lesson/Devon O'Brian

Review

nananana6
6–8

Persuasion Across Time and Space | 
Stanford Graduate School of Education

Review

nananana10
6–8

Reading Closely for Textual Details: At the Pole | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana9
6–8

Researching to Deepen Understanding | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana7
6–8

The Call of the Wild* | 
National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read/Erika Koss

Review

nananana5
6–8

The First Emperor | 
Student Achievement Partners/Westside District

Review

nananana3
6–8

Using Textual Clues to Understand "A Christmas Carol" | 
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities

Review

nananana4
6–8

Zlateh the Goat | 
Student Achievement Partners/Westside District

Review

nananana6
11–12

1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry | 
Library of Congress

Review

nananana7
11–12

Adventures of Tom Sawyer | 
National Endowment for the Arts

Review

nananana8
11–12

American Dream and the Great Gatsby | 
Utah Education Network

Review

nananana6
11–12

Character Analysis and the Crucible | 
Utah Education Network

Review

nananana7
11–12

Critical Ways of Seeing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | 
EDSITEMENT! National Endowment for the Humanities

Review

nananana4
11–12

Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Creating a Research Paper | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana8
11–12

Grade 11-12 ELA: Are Humans Good or Evil? | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana11
11–12

Grade 11-12 ELA: On Behalf of Others | 
NYC Dept. of Education/misc. authors

Review

nananana9
11–12

Reading Closely Grade 12: Life Steps Almost Straight | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana10
11–12

Reading Closely Grades 11-12: Lay Down All My Joys | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana10
11–12

Reading Closely Grades 11-12: Promised Land | 
Odell Education

Review

nananana10
11–12

The Great Gatsby | 
National Endowment for the Arts

Review

nananana8
11–12

The US Constitution: Continuity and Change | 
Library of Congress

Review

nananana6

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