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Each lesson supports multiple
student expectations with a
focus on the STAAR

readiness standards. Student
expectations are listed at the
beginning of each lesson.
A focused pre-assessment is
provided for each lesson.
Tier I intervention activities
are identified for use with
students who may struggle
with the identified content.
What is in a lesson found in Closing the Distance?
Materials for each
phase are summarized
on one page for ease
in preparation.
Grouping strategies for
each phase are
summarized to assist
in the arrangement of
the classroom.
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