Navigating the Curriculum: A Compilation of Walkthrough Tools for High-Quality Materials

As educators, we understand the importance of having a clear and accurate understanding of the materials we use in our classrooms. This document is a compilation of walkthrough tools for commonly used high-quality materials, designed to help instructional leaders and teachers evaluate and improve their curriculum implementation. These tools provide a systematic and objective method for observing, analyzing, and documenting the curriculum in use, giving educators valuable insights into how well it is meeting the needs of their students. Whether you are a math teacher using Zearn, an English teacher using CKLA, or a teacher of any other subject, these walkthrough tools will help you identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in your curriculum implementation.

ContentCurriculumAboutTool
MathZearnZearn is an online curriculum tool designed to help teachers and students in grades K-5 learn math. It provides a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum that is personalized to each student’s needs. It includes interactive lessons, practice activities, and assessments to help students master math concepts. Zearn also provides teachers with data and insights to help them better understand their students’ progress and adjust instruction accordingly.This classroom walkthrough guide from Zearn can be
used in Kindergarten classrooms (Zearn, 2017).
This classroom walkthrough guide from Zearn can be
used in grades 1-5 classrooms (Zearn, 2017).
This Zearn classroom walkthrough guide from the
Louisiana Department of Education can be used in
classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana Department of
Education, 2017).
MathSpringboardSpringboard is an online learning platform that provides interactive courses and resources to help people learn new skills and advance their careers. It offers data science, coding, design, and more courses, with personalized mentorship and career guidance. It also provides access to a network of employers and job opportunities.This Springboard classroom walkthrough guide from
the Louisiana Department of Education can be used in
classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana Department of
Education, 2017).
MathEureka/ Engage NYEureka/Engage NY is a comprehensive curriculum tool designed to help teachers and students in grades K-12 succeed in the classroom. It provides a comprehensive set of resources, including lesson plans, activities, assessments, and more. It also supports teachers, including professional development and resources to help them implement the curriculum. The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college and career.This Eureka classroom walkthrough guide from the
Louisiana Department of Education can be used in
classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana Department of
Education, 2017).
This document is a coaching protocol from Engage NY
that can be used after conducting an observation in a
classroom that is implementing the Eureka Curriculum
(Engage NY).
MathAgile MindsAgile Minds is a curriculum tool designed to help teachers create personalized learning experiences for their students. It provides a library of standards-aligned content, assessments, and activities that can be customized to meet the needs of each student. It also offers data-driven insights to help teachers track student progress and adjust instruction accordingly. Agile Minds is designed to help teachers create engaging and effective learning experiences that foster student success.This Agile Minds classroom walkthrough guide from
the Louisiana Department of Education can be used in
classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana Department of
Education, 2017).
MathIllustrative MathIllustrative Math is a comprehensive curriculum tool designed to help teachers and students understand and apply the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It provides a variety of resources, including lesson plans, activities, assessments, and digital tools, to help teachers and students develop a deep understanding of mathematics. The curriculum is organized into grade-level units that focus on the big ideas of mathematics. Each unit includes various activities and assessments to help students develop their understanding. Illustrative Math also provides support for teachers, including professional development and online resources.This Illustrative Math classroom walkthrough guide
from the Louisiana Department of Education can be
used in classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana
Department of Education, 2017).
MathReady MathReady Math is a curriculum tool designed to help students learn math concepts in a fun and engaging way. It uses interactive activities, games, and videos to help students understand and practice math skills. It also provides teachers with resources to help them plan and deliver lessons. Ready Math is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of math concepts and build a strong foundation for future learning.This Ready Math classroom walkthrough guide from
the Louisiana Department of Education can be used in
classrooms of all grade levels (Louisiana Department of
Education, 2017).
MathGoMath!GoMath! is an interactive curriculum tool designed to help students in grades K-8 learn and practice math skills. It includes engaging activities, interactive games, and real-world problem solving. It also provides teachers with detailed reports to track student progress and customize instruction. GoMath! is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of math concepts and build confidence in their math skills.
MathEveryday MathematicsEveryday Mathematics is a comprehensive K-6 mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. It is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, develop problem-solving skills, and become mathematically literate. The curriculum emphasizes using manipulatives, visual models, and real-world applications to help students develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics. It also includes a variety of activities and games to help students practice and apply their knowledge.
ELASpringboardSpringboard is an online learning platform that provides interactive courses and resources to help people learn new skills and advance their careers. It offers data science, coding, design, and more courses, with personalized mentorship and career guidance. It also provides access to a network of employers and job opportunities.This classroom walkthrough guide from Springboard
can be used in classrooms for all grade levels (College
Board, 2011)
ELACKLACKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts) is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum tool designed to help students develop strong literacy skills. It is organized into grade-level strands that cover topics such as phonemic awareness, phonics, reading comprehension, grammar, writing, and vocabulary. The program also includes a variety of activities and assessments to help teachers track student progress. CKLA is designed to be used in both the classroom and at home, and is available in both English and Spanish.This document is comprised of many different
resources that are helpful with CKLA implementation
(Core Knowledge Foundation, 2018). Page 6 of this
document features effective teaching practices that
can be used as a focus for walkthroughs.
This additional document can be used as a
focal tool for walkthroughs and observations. See
pages 23-27 (Amplify, 2015).
ReadingA-Z Walkthrough for English Language ArtsA-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts is a comprehensive curriculum tool designed to help teachers create and implement effective English language arts instruction. It provides a step-by-step guide to developing a comprehensive English language arts curriculum, including lesson plans, activities, and assessments. It also includes resources for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and strategies for integrating technology into the classroom. The tool is designed to help teachers create a well-rounded English language arts program that meets the needs of all students.Research on A-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts has been conducted by a number of educational institutions. For example, the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the A-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts in improving student achievement. The study found that students who used the A-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts had significantly higher scores on standardized tests than those who did not use the program. Additionally, the study found that the A-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts was effective in helping students develop better reading comprehension skills. Other research has also found that the A-Z Walkthrough for English Language Arts is an effective tool for improving student achievement in English Language Arts.

In closing, we hope this compilation of curriculum-specific walkthrough tools will be a valuable resource for instructional leaders and teachers as they evaluate and improve their curriculum implementation. To maximize the benefits of these tools, we recommend using them in conjunction with Education Walkthrough. This mobile app allows you to create your own templates that can be shared with everyone in your school or district, making it easy to observe, document, and share immediate feedback with teachers. Furthermore, Education Walkthrough‘s data-driven insights feature can help you to see trends and identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in your curriculum implementation. Overall, Education Walkthrough provides the necessary tools for instructional leaders to streamline the observation, documentation, and analysis process, making the process more efficient and effective.

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