Learning List has reviewed Triumph Learning’s Texas Coach: Reading, Texas Edition. This supplemental program supports reading instruction for grades 3-8. Content is available in print and digital formats. Instruction addresses the concepts and skills needed for students to read and understand literary and informational texts. At each grade level, resources help prepare students for Texas’ STAAR exam. Learning List reviewed content for grades 3-5. Texas Coach supports remediation and instruction in Response to Intervention (RtI) programs
At each grade level, Texas Coach: Reading is organized in lessons and practice activities that reinforce a particular reading concept or skill (e.g., using context clues). Lessons address a specific standard or set of related standards and are organized using the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) instructional model. Each lesson includes three parts:
- Getting the Idea offers direct instruction with clear explanations and examples.
- Thinking It Through models concepts and skills and includes hints to facilitate students’ understanding.
- Coached Example provides guided practice in new skills. Students respond to multiple choice questions that include hints to build their confidence.
Lessons are accompanied by a set of multiple-choice Practice questions that support independent practice and prepare students for the STAAR exam.
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For over two decades, Triumph Learning has been offering research-based supplemental and test preparation resources, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities to accelerate learning. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools such as Readiness and innovative student texts with products such as Support Coach, 2015 Teacher’s Choice Award winner, and Performance Coach for test success.
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