In Ontario, the "what" of our teaching is outlined by the curriculum expectations (standards) set out by the provincial Ministry of Education. For each subject area, we are given both overall (general) and specific expectations of what we need to address. How we address these is completely up to the individual teacher. Textbooks, language anthologies, etc are available, but their use is not mandated. One "difficulty" some teachers who rely on textbooks discover is that the standards (or ministry expectations) and textbooks don't "match". For example, with math, the textbook may contain concepts that the students aren't required to learn, and omit others that are required. My question is: How closely do your texts and/or curriculums which are provided by your school district (e.g. reading curriculum) align with your state standards?