Curriculum Ladders – Primary Reading (Common Core)

These documents are based on NWEA’s Primary Grades Instructional Data. The numbers on the ladders indicate RIT scores, which the students receive on NWEA’s MAP for Primary Grades assessment.

The ladders visually demonstrate how math and reading skills increase in complexity, allowing teachers and parents to better identify the skills each child is ready to learn now and what each child may be ready for next.

Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition

 

Foundational Skills: Phonological Awareness

 

Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

 

Informational Text: Key Ideas, Details, Craft, Structure

 

Literature: Key Ideas, Details, Craft, Structure

 

Vocabulary Use and Function: Language: Context Clues and References

 

Vocabulary Use and Function: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Language and Writing: Capitalize, Spell, Punctuate

 

Language and Writing: Grammar and Usage

 

Language and Writing: Purpose, Plan, Develop, Edit

 

 

Blank Curriculum Ladder Template

 

 

 

Material from DesCartes: A Continuum of Learning and Primary Grades Instructional Data is provided by courtesy of Northwest Evaluation Association and may not be republished, rewritten, or redistributed. All rights reserved.