Our district has adopted these units this school year. While there is some that I like, for example choice reading and the read aloud, it seems very overwhelming and too difficult fro my students to grasp. The teaching points are way over my kids heads. I don't have enough time to do reading workshop , writing workshop and social studies as I am departmentalized. The lessons don't seem to really correlate with standards. They do teach what good readers do but they are skills that many adults don't even know how to do, let alone a very low group of 4th graders. What has been your experience?