Teachers are frequently perplexed about their textbooks and even, at times, find their textbooks out of synch with where they really think language learning should go. Of course, some textbooks are better than others, and some are more aligned with our standards and best teaching practices than others. Teachers need not wonder IF their books are aligned. In order to assist a school district that was waffling about which of two leading textbooks to choose during their adoption process, the teachers used the tools below to help them determine which resource would better enable them to reach the language goals which they felt were important. The tools are intended to help teachers make objective decisions about the nature of potential textbooks and the degree to which they can help meet standards-based goals. The files and their embedded instructions should be self-explanatory.