Lessons designed to highlight the ELA/literacy Shifts and expectations of college- and career-ready standards Read Aloud Project central priority is to significantly impact literacy and mathematics outcomes for K-12 students nationally, with a particular focus on accelerating academic progress for students who face barriers of racism or poverty. They serve as an advisor to educators around the nation as they align content and instruction to academic standards in literacy and mathematics. They focus on increasing the availability of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional resources; increasing awareness and selection of those resources by educators; and building the capacity of educators to align instruction for all students to challenging standards.