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The Emergent Reading Kit

The Emergent Reading Kit (ERK) is backed by a FREE ONLINE-COURSE for teachers and parents to follow for maximum application of this program. The kit consists of a teacher manual, student reading portfolios and decodable books to provide explicit direct instruction for students to read and write at the beginner level. On completion of this kit, students will be able to read and write all consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words and forty-eight high frequency words. Each week students will learn new letter names and sounds while simultaneously utilizing them to blend and segment CVC words for reading words, sentences and books, as well as spelling words and writing sentences.

K-1 Writing Curriculum Manual

Implement emergent writing strategies and deliver the metacognitive skills necessary for students to segment and write unknown words, as well as to write sight words. Once these skills are mastered students then learn the explicit steps to write complete cohesive and coherent sentences, and finally powerful paragraphs. Utilize the plan, talk and write format that systematically and specifically instructs students through the writing process. During these lessons, students develop academic language through systematic writing instruction to plan, revise, and edit their writing.

2-3 Writing Curriculum Manual

Engage all learners with a multi-sensory, explicit instructional writing program. During these lessons, students develop the skills to write succinct summaries and information, entertaining narratives, and convincing opinions. Engaging chants introduce the organization and purpose for the writing genres. Two simple, student-drawn organizers empower learners to plan their own writing without the crutch of duplicated organizers. Academic language rehearsals transform ideas from the organizer into sophisticated cohesive and coherent sentences and paragraphs.

4-6 Writing Curriculum Manual

Write sensational sentences, perfect paragraphs and exceptional essays. Engage all learners with a multi-sensory, explicit instructional writing program. Conduct systematic writing lessons to plan and organize ideas for succinct summaries and information, entertaining narratives, and convincing opinions and arguments. Streamline instruction by providing instant feedback for every student with the unique Plan, Talk and Write System that slowly releases students from highly-scaffolded lessons to independent writing.

Nancy Fetzer's Writing Connections

K-6 Scope of Sequence

Nancy Fetzer highly suggests that administrators, teachers, and parents use the scope and sequence guide as a tool for schoolwide articulation, assessment benchmarks, and planning for narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion/argumentative writing. Begin with the unique at-a-glance pages that display the organizers, brief descriptions, and suggested stages of writing matched to grade-levels. Advance to more detailed descriptions of the different writing stages, as well as exemplar organizers and writing samples to assess student writing, and determine teaching points for lessons.

Writing Sentences Products

Sentences are the foundation to successful writing. Below you will find three different sections of free videos and worksheets packed with interactive, kid-friendly strategies and tools that systematically teach students to develop complete and sophisticated sentences. This section includes tools to go along with our Who/What Chart, Sentence Builder Chart, and Pattern Sentence Blueprint Cards & Recipes.

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