• Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

Adult Basic Education

Grades 9–Adult

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  • Why?
    Why Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

    Developed Especially for Adults

    Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills was developed with the adult learner in mind. Engaging, age-appropriate content provides meaningful instruction that motivates and increases learner involvement and interaction. When adults can relate to their instruction, they can build the skills necessary for success.

    Aligned to TABE and CASAS

    Learning objectives in Steck-Vaughn Fundamental Skills are fully aligned to Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE®) and Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) providing you with supporting instruction and learning with 25 leveled workbooks and an online curriculum.

    Manageable Lesson Size

    When lessons are presented in small ‘chunks,’ learners absorb and retain more information. Steck-Vaugh Fundamental Skills content is delivered in manageable units to ensure step-by-step skills development. Learners build confidence through positive reinforcement, which enables steady progress to successive levels.

    A Blended Approach to Instruction

    We understand that everyone has a preferred method of learning and that every institution is at a different stage of implementing technology. Steck-Vaughn Fundamental Skills offers both print materials and digital resources to meet the needs of all your learners and is perfect for print, digital, or blended instruction.

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    • Correlations

      See how our learning objectives align to the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE®) and Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS). Download a PDF to see the entire alignment.

  • Features

    Relevant Skills Content for Adult Learners

    Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills features:

    • Comprehensive, flexible content that delivers practical skills development and practice
    • Controlled readability and vocabulary
    • Print and/or a fully interactive digital format
    • Chunked content in manageable units to ensure step-by-step skill building
    • Each module is focused on a key topic within a content area and targeted for a specific level
    • Concepts and skills recur at different levels throughout the program

    Each content area offers skills development targeted to:

    • Beginning Literacy (readability levels K–1)
    • Beginning Basic (readability levels 2–3)
    • Intermediate Basic (readability levels 4–5)

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    • Reading

      Reading consists of eight modules, representing three levels (Literacy, Grades 0–1.9; Beginning, Grades 2–3.9; and Intermediate, Grades 4–5.0) of Student Materials plus an Instructor Edition. The modules consist of:

      Literacy - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Phonics Literacy

      Units focus on phonics and reading concepts in Letters, Consonant Sounds, Vowel Sounds, Word Patterns, and Homonyms.

      Vocabulary Literacy

      Units focus on the use of words in Slight Words; Special Word Forms; Word Formations; and Special Vocabulary.

      Comprehension Literacy

      Units focus on reading comprehension and understanding reading strategies in: Sentence Structure; Short Paragraphs; Reading Strategies; and Life Skills.

      Beginning - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Phonics and Vocabulary Beginning

      Units focus on phonics and reading concepts in Vowel Sounds, Consonant Sounds, and Vocabulary.

      Reading Comprehension and Reference Skills Beginning

      Units focus on skill sets in Using Reference Skills, Sentence Structure and Grammar, Reading Multi-Paragraphs, Nonfiction Texts, and Fiction Texts.

      Intermediate - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Vocabulary and Reference Skills Intermediate

      Units focus on the use of words and organized lists in Word Forms and Formatted Text.

      Reading Comprehension Intermediate

      Units focus on understanding and interpreting reading passages in: Sentence Structure, Reading Strategies, Nonfiction Texts, and Reading Fiction.

      The Reading Instructor Edition provides resources and lesson plans which support the Literacy, Beginning Basic, and Intermediate Basic levels of the Student Editions. The guide offers suggestions and materials for a logical progression of instruction for the educator and learner alike.

    • Writing

      Writing consists of seven modules, representing three levels (Literacy, Grades 0–1.9; Beginning, Grades 2–3.9; and Intermediate, Grades 4–5.0) of Student Materials plus an Instructor Edition. The modules consist of:

      Literacy 2 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Words and Number Literacy

      Units focus on the use of vocabulary in writing concepts in Writing Letters, Using Consonants, Using Vowels, Writing Words, and Using Real-World Skills.

      Grammar and Mechanics Literacy

      Units focus on writing concepts in Language, Mechanics, and Grammar.

      Vocabulary and Composition Literacy

      Units focus on vocabulary and writing concepts in Using Vocabulary, Organizing Ideas, and Writing for Different Purposes.

      Beginning 2 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Grammar and Mechanics Beginning

      Units focus on writing concepts in: Language, Mechanics, and Grammar.

      Vocabulary and Composition Beginning

      Units focus on vocabulary and writing concepts in: Using Vocabulary, Organizing Ideas, and Writing for Different Purposes.

      Intermediate 2 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Grammar and Mechanics Intermediate

      Units focus on writing concepts in: Language, Mechanics, and Grammar.

      Vocabulary and Composition Intermediate

      Units focus on vocabulary and writing concepts in: Using Vocabulary, Organizing Ideas, and Writing for Different Purposes.

      The Writing Instructor Edition provides resources and lesson plans which support the Literacy, Beginning Basic, and Intermediate Basic levels of the Student Editions. The guide offers suggestions and materials for a logical progression of instruction for the educator and learner alike.

    • Math

      Math consists of eleven modules, representing three levels (Literacy, Grades 0–1.9; Beginning, Grades 2–3.9; and Intermediate, Grades 4–5.0) of Student Materials plus an Instructor Edition. The modules consist of:

      Literacy 3 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Number Sense Literacy

      Unit focuses on building knowledge of fractions, whole numbers, multiplication, division, and problem solving.

      Algebra, Measurement, and Data Analysis Literacy

      Units strengthen foundational skills in equations, measurements, and understanding data.

      Beginning 3 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Number Sense Beginning

      Unit covers concepts learned in Number Sense Literacy and extends knowledge to multi-digits and fractions, multiplication, division, and problem solving.

      Geometry and Measurement Beginning

      Unit focuses on units of measurement, shapes, scales, and temperature.

      Algebra, Statistics, Data Analysis, Probability

      Unit covers properties, equations, and how to interpret data.

      Intermediate 3 - Steck-Vaughn® Fundamental Skills

      Whole Numbers Intermediate

      Unit covers the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties; Multiplication; Division; and Estimation concepts.

      Fractions, Decimals, Percent & Ratios Intermediate

      Unit expands on foundational skills in these areas by introducing problems of greater difficulty as well as percent.

      Algebra Intermediate

      Unit focus is on the use of numeric patterns and relationships, equations, and sequences.

      Geometry Intermediate

      Unit introduces symmetry, shapes, angles, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures.

      Measurement Intermediate

      Unit focuses on measurements, time, temperature, shapes, length, and weight.

      Statistics, Data Analysis & Probability Intermediate

      Unit focus is on analyzing various types of tables and using previously taught skills to read the graphs.

      The Math Instructor Edition provides resources and lesson plans which support the Literacy, Beginning Basic, and Intermediate Basic levels of the Student Editions. The guide offers suggestions and materials for a logical progression of instruction for the educator and learner alike.

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