Accelerate Student Learning To Grade-level Text
Focus Forward is a complete system of intensive intervention for students in Grades 3–8 reading two levels below grade and capable of 3 levels of growth in just one year.
Back to Basics with Foundational Skill Instruction
Focus Forward progressively builds core reading and writing skills to provide a solid foundation for learning.
Connected Whole-class and Small-group Instruction
Focus Forward concentrates on one comprehension strategy per week, introduced in whole-class and practiced and applied in small groups.
Nonfiction Topics that Captivate
Incrementally leveled readers with richly illustrated real-world topics captivate struggling adolescent readers.
Build Independent Reading and Student Success
A complete system that builds foundational reading and writing skills, uses focused comprehension strategies, and high-interest books with built-in scaffolding leads to daily success and long-term confidence.
Focus Forward’s easy-to-manage teaching components are carefully designed to work together seamlessly. This comprehensive system offers teachers systematic differentiation, and offers students engaging books that build their reading confidence.
Everything You Need to Differentiate and Manage Your Class Complete System Package
- Leveled Reader Packages for Groups 1 and 2
- Teacher Professional Resource Package
- Writing Build-It’s™
- Student Worktexts
- Independent Reading Library
English Language Learners
A Program Designed with English Language Learners in Mind
Instructional Materials include English language learner strategies at point of use in daily lesson plans, differentiation for language level, and feature both whole class and small group instruction through targeted ELL strategies instruction.
Reading and Writing Components: Leveled Readers
Using a variety of cultures and backgrounds throughout the Leveled Readers enable students to see themselves and appreciate different cultures. Strong visual support through realistic photos and engaging illustrations, add to background building and text understanding.
Kinesthetic support through Interlocking Tools enhances writing skills development for ELLs.
Scope and Sequence
Please review the Focus Forward Scope and Sequence.
Scope and Sequence (615k)
As an intensive intervention solution, Focus Forward can be a critical tool for accelerating struggling readers and preparing them for the more rigorous requirements of the Common Core and sets them on a track for college and career readiness.
Build Writing from the Ground Up
Build-ITs are 16 Interlocking Tools that provide hands-on writing support for students—the perfect support for helping students put together the pieces of a writing puzzle! Scaffolded writing instruction teaches students to use text evidence to support arguments, opinions, and conduct with and extended research writing.
See how Focus Forward correlates to the Common Core