Basal Alignment Project is live

The Basal Alignment Project has gone live. As described in the press release, “Dozens of freely-available, revised questions and tasks for widely used 3rd-5th grade texts in basal reading series. Click here to sign up on Edmodo. Use code ‘etuyrm’ to join BAP group.”

A number of Washoe educators participated in the project and their hard work enabled us to take part in the effort.

About Aaron Grossman

I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary. Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here). In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador. I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at
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4 Responses to Basal Alignment Project is live

  1. Shelby says:

    Very impressive set of materials and efforts gathered here! Thank you very much for all your hard work and for being so willing to share it.

  2. Rosemary Ball says:

    The teachers at out school love these lessons. They are a gentle, friendly way to ease into CCSS. We only wish all the selections were up and ready for Open Court.

  3. Awesome resources and material!!!

  4. Gloria Kyger says:

    I appreciate your hard work on these valuable and very helpful resources. Thank you for sharing!

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