Word Study exercises expose students to a wide variety of meaningful word study activities. Word sorting, synonyms and antonyms, idioms, compound words, parts of speech, and word parts are just some examples of word study topics that can be developed into independent literacy activities.
Vocabulary in Context Cards contain words used in the week's literature. On the back of each card, a student-friendly explanation of the word and activities are provided to help students think about how the word can be used in various contexts.
Retelling Cards provide oral language support as they build comprehension. Talk About It prompts provide guidance during independent, partner, or small-group work.
High Frequency Word Cards offer opportunities for meaningful word practice activities.
Ready-Made Work Stations
Work Stations focus on Comprehension and Fluency, Writing, and Word Study and link to the week's literature and skills. Three different activities on each card provide students with multiple opportunities to practice and reinforce skills taught that week.
The Reader's Notebook is a place for students to respond to their reading and to provide evidence of their understanding. The options for what students may write are endless—letters to the class or teacher, letters to authors, lists, narratives, poems, book reviews, and journal entries. Teachers may ask them to write about something specific or leave it open for the student to choose. In the Comprehensive Language and Literacy Guide, a suggested prompt that links to the week's reading is provided on each Suggested Weekly Focus page.
Interactive and Audio
Online Interactive activities make learning fun and engaging:
- Destination Reading®
- Write-In Readers
- Student eBook
- Leveled Readers
- Write Smart
Student eBook Audio CD, for use at listening centers, helps improve students' listening comprehension and expand their vocabulary.
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