Often struggling with ingrained habits of nonengagement, learned passivity, and invisibility in school, many of the nation’s nearly five million English learners are long-term English learners who require more than explicit instruction to succeed. These students need to be inspired to make real-life connections to the texts they’re reading. English 3D is designed specifically to meet these students’ needs with peer interaction, exciting text, and regular assessment opportunities.
Students explore their opinions on real-life topics through relevant and exciting content. The Issues book offers increasingly complex texts on topics that match student interests.
Students experience mastery by progressing through texts that systematically increase in scope and complexity.
Students are regularly invited to work with peers for positive feedback, peer interaction, and support.
Students develop and apply their language skills in a variety of academic writing forms while scaffolds ensure every student feels supported.
Issue-based informational and literary texts offer students the chance to respond to high-interest, relevant issues through academic discussions and writing tasks.
Daily writing tasks give students the chance to grow comfortable with the key elements, text structure, and transition words and phrases for six academic writing types.
A comprehensive instructional guide comprised of recursive routines, explicit instruction, assessment, differentiated support, and planning guides offers teachers everything they need to be successful.
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Access over 200 projectable and print resources, including assessments, writing rubrics, interview assignments, additional texts, grammar and conventions practice, and family letters in six languages.
Watch over 150 classroom videos of Dr. Kinsella modeling key instructional routines in English 3D classrooms.
Involve family members and caregivers in the learning process with access to pre-written family letters that can be sent home three times a year.
Daily assessments measure student understanding of high-utility vocabulary and allow for personalized instruction.
Beginning of year, mid-year, and end-of-year assessments measure progress in speaking and listening skills.
Academic writing assignments assess writing skills and the ability to write research-based responses.
Formal speeches and oral presentations assess higher-order thinking skills students have learned across multiple texts.
Students demonstrate high-leverage, portable academic language that includes vocabulary, syntax, and grammar.
Through daily opportunities for classroom discussions, peer collaboration, and formal speeches, students display improved speaking and listening skills.
Students exhibit the academic writing skills needed to successfully write author summaries, opinions, informative texts, and research papers.
Students engage with authentic, increasingly complex informational literary texts relevant to their lives to form opinions, craft arguments, and practice academic writing.
Students make connections between their coursework and the demands of college and the workplace.
Components Guide for Grades 4–12, Courses A, B, and C
Get an inside look at English 3D's scaffolded EL support through this sample lesson from Course B.
English 3D Course A, B, and C are correlated to the Common Core State Standards
English 3D Course A is correlated to the WIDA(R) Consortium Standards.
English 3D Course B is correlated to the WIDA(R) Consortium Standards.
English 3D Course C is correlated to the WIDA(R) Consortium Standards.
Dr. Kinsella offers practical guidance on research-informed and classroom-tested feedback methods for teachers facilitating lesson discussions including English learners.
*This article originally appeared in Language Magazine (September 2019). Please visit languagemagazine.com for other articles by Dr. Kinsella and other leading experts.