End the high numbers of students that move through the grade levels without the proper skills to independently comprehend text. Empower teachers to systematically utilize a unique weekly lesson plan and practice portfolios brimming with instructional strategies that include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, spelling, writing, and comprehension using your decodable books.
Word Masters is a fast-paced activity that introduces robust vocabulary, while Movie Scripts bridges the vocabulary words to academic oral language using a movie script twist. Another pre-reading activity is Lecture Notes. Unique interactive Lecture Notes construct narrative and expository text structure elements and sophisticated oral language practice to frontload students with background knowledge to access the language arts, science or social studies core curriculum.
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. This instructional model has a specific design: The teacher begins with step-by-step, explicit instruction that creates a routine of learning. Students then practice the strategy with immediate and corrective feedback from the teacher. After many lessons, the teacher then slowly releases students to the partner level, and finally independent writing
Learn daily phonemic awareness cues and practices that connect to fun stories and chants for phonics and spelling instruction.
Use our dynamic two-week ELA lesson format to increase academic vocabulary, reading comprehension skills, and the three types of writing (narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion) that connect to the focus texts in your curriculum.