Benchmark Advance & Adelante Distance Learning Activities

Our goal and priority is to support you as we all navigate together the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. We know you are managing a tremendous amount related to school closures and managing and supporting students remotely. We are currently creating distance learning activities aligned to the curriculum that teachers can assign during school closures. It’s our sincere goal to tap into the collective wisdom of the Benchmark community. We’ve got you!

Facebook Group

We’ve set up an official Benchmark Advance Facebook Group for you here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/519015085425342/

This is a place you can go to and ask questions, share ideas, and find all of the content related to these activities.

BU Tech Talks

A new how-to video series designed to help you and your students with using Benchmark Universe. Videos are differentiated for Grades K-1 and 2-6.

Distance Learning Activities

Every week, we will provide you with a series of daily meaningful learning tasks for each grade using Benchmark Advance/Adelante  online resources. We will focus on reading, writing, phonics/word study and reflection/extensions, starting with Unit 7, Week 1.

We've set up a Google Drive folder with all of the Distance Learning Activities and Student Companion Slides.

There is also a collection of How-To Videos that will be helpful as you implement these activities.

Getting Started with the Activities

To get started with these tasks, please read the getting started letter for your grade level.

Benchmark Advance

Each link below takes you to a folder on Google Drive that contains distance learning activity instructions for teachers and student companion slides. You will have read-only access to the documents where you’ll be able to save a copy or download a copy.

Benchmark Adelante

Each link below takes you to a folder on Google Drive that contains distance learning activity instructions for teachers. You will have read-only access to the documents where you’ll be able to save a copy or download a copy.

Scaffolds for English Learners

Each link below takes you to a folder on Google Drive that contains distance learning activity instructions for teachers. You will have read-only access to the documents where you’ll be able to save a copy or download a copy.

Steps to Advance

Each link below takes you to a folder on Google Drive that contains distance learning activity instructions for teachers. You will have read-only access to the documents where you’ll be able to save a copy or download a copy.

Ongoing Support: We’ve Got You!

This is uncharted territory for all of us — the Benchmark Development team, your students and you! As we move forward, we will be learning together how best to roll out these tasks and support students. We will continue to work together as a team to develop more sophisticated tasks for you to assign to your students.

You can use the same links above each week to access additional content per grade!

 

Sincerely,

The Benchmark Education Team