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Journeys Common Core

These highly engaging lessons have been carefully planned and designed to take full advantage of the dynamic features of interactive whiteboards. Teachers can teach the concept in its entirety, jump into and out of one of the sections, or pick and choose from among the variety of practice activities and games.

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, these lessons complement Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Journeys Common Core reading curriculum and are ideal supplemental teaching material for any reading curriculum. Enhance reading instruction with dynamic activities for phonics, vocabulary strategies, grammar, text analysis, writing skills and research.


  • Lessons are compatible with any interactive whiteboard and any reading curriculum, protecting previous district investments.
  • Complete teacher guides are included with each lesson, as well as special directions for using the lesson with ELL students. Teacher guides include the Common Core State Standard addressed with the lesson.
  • All needed interactive tools are built into the lesson pages, eliminating the need to learn new software.
  • Built-in assessments provide real-time feedback, allowing teachers to intervene when needed and personalize instruction.
  • Eliminate the need to search for or create digital teaching materials.
  • An online community features forums where teachers can collaborate and share lesson and software best practices with educators nationwide. The community includes access to additional tools and content.

Looking for further information? Please see the "Free Lessons & Downloads" and "Product Inquiries" tabs above and download the product specification sheet.

Interested in interactive lessons for Common Core math? Don't miss On Core Lessons for Common Core Math for grades K-11 from Promethean and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

Interactive Lessons for Journeys Common Core

Download sample lessons for each grade level, as well as teacher directions and English Language Learner directions.

Preview Sample Lessons

View basic lesson content and PDF teacher notes to help you deliver lesson material more quickly and easily.

Journeys Teacher NotesELL Teacher Direction
Kindergarten Vocabulary Teacher NotesKindergarten ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 1 Informative Writing Teacher NotesGrade 1 ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 2 Phonics Teacher NotesGrade 2 ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 3 Vocabulary Teacher NotesGrade 3 ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 4 Text Analysis Teacher NotesGrade 4 ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 5 Grammar Teacher NotesGrade 5 ELL Teacher Notes
Grade 6 Grammar Teacher NotesGrade 6 ELL Teacher Notes

Download Journeys Samples Flipchart

Access complete lessons with embedded teacher guides for trial use with your interactive whiteboard. Please note, you will need Promethean ActivInspire software to do so. Don’t have ActivInspire? Download and install ActivInspire for free from Promethean Planet (requires registration).

Journeys Samples FlipchartJourneys Sample PDF
Kindergarten VocabularyKindergarten Vocabulary
Grade 1 Information WritingGrade 1 Information Writing
Grade 2 PhonicsGrade 2 Phonics
Grade 3 VocabularyGrade 3 Vocabulary
Grade 4 AnalysisGrade 4 Analysis
Grade 5 GrammarGrade 5 Grammar
Grade 6 GrammarGrade 6 Grammar

Save Time & Resources

If you're interested in learning how your school or district could save valuable lesson preparation AND teaching time with these resources, then we'd love to hear from you. Simply complete the online product inquiry form with some basic information and a Promethean representative will be in touch.


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Common Core Math Lessons, K-11

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