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 -

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

Tech Talks are a 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. These videos are located in your Virtual Professional Learning library.

You can access these videos by clicking on the Virtual Professional Learning icon on your dashboard, or by using the dropdown in your Library View and navigating to Virtual Professional Learning.

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.

Benchmark Advance, Benchmark Adelante, Ready to Advance & Designated ELD

You can find the Distance Learning Activities and Student Companion Slides in your library view. Use the “DISTANCE LEARNING” filter to locate these helpful resources.

Scaffolds for English Learners

Each link below takes you to a folder on Google Drive that contains distance learning scaffolds to use with English Learners. 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 access additional content per grade each week using these same instructions.



The Benchmark Education Team

Last Updated: March 05, 2021