The purpose for language arts standards is to ensure that all students develop the language skills they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Standards define the knowledge, concepts and skills that students should be taught at every grade level. Ideally, these standards should be challenging so that students are encouraged to attain a high level of achievement.

The Writing Road to Reading is a total language arts program that includes instruction in spelling, writing, and reading. It integrates content, principles, and procedures that empower teachers and parents to be successful decision makers, equipping them with the ability to help all students learn to read and write.


Scope and Sequence:  WRTR Program Objectives

The Spalding Scope and Sequence is divided into grade-level spelling, writing, and reading instructional objectives that are introduced, practiced, and in some cases, mastered. Spalding defines an instructional objective as a clear statement of what students should know and/or be able to do at the completion of a learning task.


Every instructional objective has two parts: the content to be learned and the observable and measurable behavior that demonstrates performance.


Scope and Sequence Coding Schema

The following codes are used throughout the scope and sequence to indicate the instructional level to which grade-level skills should be taught and assessed:


Grade-Level Scope and Sequence



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 Sixth Grade







              star Common Core Standards     **Print in "Portrait" view**


TG First/Second Editions 


TG Third Editions

              College and Career Ready Standards    **Print in "Portrait" view**


TG First/Second Editions

TG Third Editions

                 star  Utah       **Print in "Portrait" view**


TG Third Editions Correlation

             star  Nebraska     **Print in "Portrait" view**

TG Third Editions Correlation

              star  Texas      **Print in "Portrait" view**

Spalding Scope and Sequence Correlation