Beginning with the Whole Child
Each student sees him- or herself as a reader and a writer.
Building Perspectives and Content Knowledge
3-week units build vocabulary.
Texts reflect today’s classroom as students see themselves in the text and build perspectives.
Original works from celebrated authors that students want to read.
Poetic interpretations recorded by actors and other public figures spark engaging discussions.
Engage students with songs that introduce the topic and enhance vocabulary development.
A gradual release of responsibility is embedded In each unit-specific consumable student book, following a We Read & We Write to I Read & I Write model.
Texts for Close Reading include Word Study Reads, providing practice and application.
Grade 2 Word Study book provides additional authentic reading practice and connected text.
Pacing is available for 150-, 120-, and 90-minute literacy blocks. See sample 120-minute Pacing Guides for:
Every student text is available as an interactive e-book!
An interactive, digital version of a time-tested classroom tool.
Videos are available to support many aspects of instruction.
Below is a class-level report showing a class’s performance on ELA Standards.