Textbook Adoption: K-2 English Language Arts

  • During the 2020-2021 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for ELA in Grades K-2.  The process began with a review of textbooks currently being used in the metro area and other large districts.  Textbooks were then reviewed using EdReports and Louisiana Believes in order to ensure that the textbooks met the needs of Fulton County Schools in the areas of Pedagogy, Instructional Design, Content, Text Quality, and Assessment.  Based on the review, the following publishers were invited to participate in the FCS Virtual Vendor Fair:

    • Benchmark (Benchmark Workshop, 2020)
    • Open Up Resources (EL, 2018)
    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Into Reading, 2020)
    • Savvas (My View, 2020)
    • McGraw-Hill (Wonders, 2019)

    Fulton County Schools hosted two Vendor Fairs virtually for Reading/ELA resources on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th.  Each elementary school was invited to send three (3) participants (Curriculum Support Teacher, Literacy Coach, K-2 teachers) to either of the fairs to help narrow the choices for a 2021-2022 adoption of resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for ELA.  Each vendor conducted presentations and provided resources for participants to review digitally.  Participants completed a rubric to provide feedback. 

    Based on this feedback, we have selected the following publishers to be reviewed by all teachers and the public from November 30, 2020-January 22, 2021:

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    Reading/Grade K

    Reading/Grade 1

    Reading/Grade 2

    Language Arts/Grade K

    Language Arts/Grade 1

    Language Arts/Grade 2

    Writing/ Grade K

    Writing/Grade 1

    Writing/Grade 2




    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt





    Benchmark Workshop


    Into Reading




    We appreciate teachers and the public taking the time to review the three resources and provide feedback.  Below you will find information on how to access each resource.  Following your review of the resources, please complete the


    Parents and stakeholders will also have the opportunity to view presentations from all three vendors being considered for adoption.  Vendor presentations will be held on Thursday, January 7th from 5:00-6:45 PM and Saturday, January 9th from 9:30-11:15 AM.  Please click here to access the flyer with details and links to the LIVE Teams Meetings.  (Spanish, Chinese, and Korean Flyers)

    The final textbook recommendation will be taken to the board for action in March 2021.  The newly adopted textbook will be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year.


    If questions arise, please contact us at 470-254-4943 or humanities@fultonschools.org.  Thank you for your time and participation.

Benchmark Workshop

Into Reading


Benchmark Workshop
Into Reading