Welcome to the Shurley method of language arts instruction! We are thrilled that you are using the Shurley curriculum this year. To help you get started, we invite you to review the information below as it will assist you with installation and implementation of your digital materials. If you have any additional questions, our support team is ready to assist you. Don't hesitate to contact us!

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1. Where are my Shurley digital materials?

Your Digital Classroom annual subscription access period is July 1st - June 30th. Each school has one person designated as the distributor of its Shurley Digital Classroom materials. This person will most likely be the principal or lead teacher.

The distributor must...

After distribution, each teacher will receive an email from Shurley English with instructions on how to log in and set up the Digital Classroom.

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2. How do I assign eBooks to my students?

The Shurley Digital Student Book, or eBook, contains references, jingles, practices, checkups, homework assignments, assessments, and much more. After the distributor has allocated Digital Classrooms, you are ready to log in and assign eBooks to each student.

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3. How do my students access their eBooks?

After the teacher assigns eBooks, students will receive an email from Shurley English with their unique access code and instructions on how to download the Shurley Portal to their devices.

Below are several important instructions to share with your students:

  • Enter the access code in the User ID/Access Code field.
  • Remember that access codes are case-sensitive.
  • Leave the password field blank.
  • Press the yellow login button.
  • Tutorial Video: Student Help: How to login with an access code.

If your students do not have email addresses, simply print the student instruction sheet found in the Classroom Administration tile, write down each student's unique access code, and distribute the information sheet to each student.

4. How do I navigate through my eBooks?

Your Shurley digital materials are designed to be simple and intuitive. Simply click, drag, and/or swipe through your digital materials. The Interactive i cluster, located at the bottom of your eBook, contains content designed to enhance the lesson. Click the "i" to view our special tools for learning.

5. How do I access SEDA?

To promote language arts success, our Digital Classroom includes SEDA: the Shurley English Digital Assistant. With SEDA, learning is as easy as pressing PLAY. You can decide what portions of the day you wish to teach and what portions you wish to be student-driven. Students can work ahead or on pace with your guidance. To view the prerecorded lesson, simply click the SEDA icon located in the Interactive i cluster at the bottom of the page.

6. How do I access the Shurley English eWorkbook?

The Shurley English eWorkbook is a digital worksheet management system which allows you to assign digital worksheets, or eWB pages, to your students. The students use a tool bar to type, underline, or place dots directly on the page. Then, the saved work may be retrieved and graded by you, the teacher. (The eWB feature is exclusive to the Shurley Digital Classroom.)

The eWB is located in the Interactive i cluster at the bottom of your eBook. To learn how to assign, complete, submit, and grade eWorksheets, please view the tutorial videos below.

Compatibility Alert: The eWorkbook feature is compatible with Chromebooks, Windows computers and Mac computers.

7. How can I schedule curriculum training?

To help you get started, please view the Getting Started with Shurley training video. In this video tour, you will become familiar with your materials and learn how to teach the most unique features of the curriculum. This FREE training promotes competence and confidence as you learn what to teach, how to teach it, and why each component is important to language arts.

In addition to our training videos, we have several on-site and remote training options. Please email our corporate office to learn more about these professional development opportunities and their cost.

To access your free training, simply follow the link, log in to your Shurley account, and get started! If you do not have a Shurley account, don't worry. You can create one today. Please note that the free training video is only available to schools that have purchased Shurley within the last year.

8. Who do I contact if I have curriculum questions?

Our experienced and knowledgeable support team can assist you with any curriculum questions you may have throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to contact us!

9. Who do I contact if I need technical support?

After viewing our tutorial videos, if you need additional assistance, please email our Technical Support department. When you send your request, please include the following information: your name, the email address you used to establish your account, device information, and a description of the issue.

Note: In order to expedite your support experience, our technology support team will handle all technical questions via email, not by phone.

10. Before I start my first lesson, do you have any advice?

Yes! As the teacher, you are the key that unlocks the full potential of the Shurley curriculum! Shurley will present abstract language concepts in a clear and logical way using concrete, multi-sensory strategies. Our methodology may be new to you, but we encourage you to follow your Teacher's Manual and trust the process. If you need any assistance along the way, we are here to help!