Posts Tagged "literacy"

New Product: Heinemann’s Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™

Learning List recently reviewed Heinemann’s Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™, which is a comprehensive reading product that supports literacy instruction in grades K-6. Instruction supports students’ ability to think within, beyond, and about text to make meaning. Six principles form the foundation of the system: coherence, responsive teaching, student inquiry, multi-text approach, language-based, and teacher expertise. The product includes print and online components. This review is of materials for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom ™ supports balanced literacy and reader’s workshop frameworks.  Learning and assessment is designed for whole group (interactive read-aloud, shared reading, reading minilesson, and phonics), small group (guided reading and book clubs), and individual (independent reading and phonics) settings. The product is designed around the principle of responsive teaching, and therefore is student centered. The system includes collections of leveled readers and trade books, as well as text sets for book clubs.  [Read more. . . ]

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New Product Review: EMC Mirrors & Windows: Connecting with Literature

New Product Review: EMC Mirrors & Windows: Connecting with Literature

EMC’s Mirrors & Windows: Connecting with Literature is a comprehensive resource to support English language arts instruction in grades 6-12. The program includes print and web-based resources. In the middle school grades (grades 6-8), instruction uses the theme of “mirrors and windows” to help students use literature to reflect on their own lives and to connect with people from different cultures and times.

Across middle school grades, Mirrors & Windows units are organized in terms of a theme linked to a literary genre. For example, a grade 6 unit that introduces poetry is centered on the theme of “Expressing Yourself.” Each unit is made up of a set of reading selections related to the theme. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Pacific Learning’s CSI Literacy

Pacific Learning's CSI Literacy KitLearning List has reviewed Pacific Learning’s CSI Literacy for grades 7 and 8. CSI Literacy is supplemental product that supports literacy development in grades 3-8. Content is available in print and online formats and includes digital resources (i.e., USB drives). Instruction emphasizes the development of close reading skills and the comprehension of complex texts. Resources support instruction in blended learning environments.[Read more…]

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New Product Review: Achieve 3000 for the California Common Core State Standards

Achieve3000Learning List recently reviewed Achieve3000’s products for alignment to the California Common Core State Standards. Achieve3000 provides supplemental, online literacy programs for students in grades 2-12.  Products include: KidBiz3000 (grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000 (grades 6-8), and Empower3000 (grades 9-12). Each product differentiates instruction according to each students’ individual, Lexile-based reading levels, ensuring all students have access to the same content irrespective of their reading ability.

Please see our original blog post about Achieve3000 products here.

 

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New Review: Summit K-12’s ConceptLinks

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Learning List recently reviewed Summit K-12’s comprehensive resources to support science and literacy instruction in grades 2-8. Materials are available in print and eBook formats with additional interactive components. Instruction integrates science content with informational literacy skills and addresses the reading, writing, speaking, and listening strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at each grade level. Resources at each grade level support struggling readers and English language learners.

Summit K-12 provides a set of integrated products that address topics in life science, physical science, earth and space science, and environmental science. Products include: (1) “ConceptLinks” interactive eBooks, (2) “Concept Booster” mini-lessons, and (3) “Vocabulary Booster” digital flashcards.

  1. ConceptLinks interactive eBooks are a set of 64 readers that address 16 science topics (e.g., animals, cells, weather). For each topic, eBooks are presented at four Lexile-based reading levels: Blue (450L-560L), Green (540L-720L), Orange (660L-790L), and Purple (720L-850L). eBooks are not grade specific and may be used to support students across grades 2-8, depending upon their reading abilities.
  2. Concept Booster mini-lessons are grade specific and address the science and English language arts/reading TEKS for the given grade level. Mini-lessons are built around interactive e-Posters that present images which facilitate the discussion of new concepts and vocabulary.
  3. Vocabulary Booster interactive flashcards contain an image and sentence with a missing word on one side. For example, an image of a toad is paired with the sentence, “Dry and bumpy are two [blank] of this toad’s skin.”). The flip side of the card contains the correct term (e.g., “physical properties”), the term’s definition, and additional practice sentences for students to complete (e.g., “One physical property of a/an [blank] is its bright color.”).

About Summit K-12*

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Summit K-12’s vision is to provide teaching and learning solutions that enable all students to reach their full academic potential in Science, Reading, and Social Studies regardless of where they are on the learning continuum.

The authors of our ConceptLinks ® Literacy and Connect to Literacy programs have uniquely blended standards aligned Nonfiction Science and Social Studies content with Language and Literacy development skills and strategies.

  • We Engage Digital Learners with State of the Art Interactive eBooks and Digital Curriculum
  • We enable teachers to Differentiate instruction with each content area being leveled to four reading levels using the five major leveling scales – DRA, Reading Recovery, Guided Reading, Lexile, and TESOL
  • Our Solutions are research-based and aligned to the Science, Social Studies, ELA, and ELL standards in all 50 states and to the NGSS Science Standards and Common Core ELA Standards.
  • ConceptLinks ® enables students from all backgrounds and aptitudes to Achieve results
  • Our Digital Solutions are device and browser agnostic and will run on all major platforms
  • We offer each program 100% in Print and 100% in Digital and any combination in-between to meet your individual classroom needs
  • Implementation Services and Professional Development are Paramount to delivering our solutions with Fidelity
  • Our team works daily to improve our products, content alignment, ease of use, and program efficacy based on sound research and customer feedback.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Summit K-12.

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