Essential Literacy Skills

Help students master the 5 essential reading skills and increase achievement.

Motivating texts; whole-group, small-group, and one-on-one teaching resources; and easy-to-use Skill Bags target and build phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills. Improve test scores and enable EVERY student to succeed. Visuals and activities engage students.

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Essential Literacy Skills
 

PHONICS/PHONEMIC AWARENESS/WORD STUDY

Phonics Skill Bags for Intervention or Classroom Use, Grades K-6 Word Study/Vocabulary Skill Bags, Grades 3-8+  
 

StartUp, BuildUp, and SpiralUp Phonics Skill Bag Kits are a proven solution to teaching phonics in an intervention or small-group classroom setting. Ready-to-use Skill Bags include all you need to teach ONE skill in each bag.

 

Extend the learning with 128 Skill Bags that build word study skills to improve spelling, reading, and vocabulary. Each of 4 Word Study Kits includes a full year of sequential or targeted instruction.

  

 

COMPREHENSION

Anchor Comprehension Workshop, Grades K-6 Comprehension Skill Bags, Grades PreK Comprehension Skill Bags with Reader's Theater, Grades K-3
 

Anchor your K-6 comprehension strategy instruction with consistent spiraling whole to small-group resources. Anchor posters, leveled texts, and strategy assessments let you assess needs, model strategies, and guide practice.

 

Jump-start early readers with strategic emergent resources. Theme-based kits include whole-group, small-group, assisted reading, and independent practice resources.

 

Grab-and-go thematic resources help increase literacy through assessment, modeling, practice, and progress monitoring. Each Skill Bag includes a multi-leveled Reader's Theater shared reading script.

Comprehension Skill Bags for Intervention, Grades K-8 Comprehension Strategy Assessments, Grades PreK-8  
 

Help struggling readers meet annual progress goals. Ready-to-use Skill Bags, organized by grade and reading level, make it easy to indentify needs, reinforce skills, and monitor progress.

 

Assess students' needs easily and quickly to plan instruction. Pretests, posttests, and ongoing assessments are available in print and CD-ROM formats, and as subscription–based online e-assessments.

 

 

FLUENCY

123 Grade Level Fluency Content Theme Sets, Grades 1-3 Fluency Independent Practice Kits, Grades 1-5 Multi-Leveled Reader's Theater, Grades PreK-8
 

Support struggling, on-grade, and above-grade readers. Three grade-level fluency kits include 15 explicit mini-lessons for instruction and intervention, plus resources for practice.

 

Improve reading rates with instant fluency centers. Two kits (Levels F–M and N–U) provide fun fiction and nonfiction fluency cards for oral reading practice. Proven effective!

 

Scripts featuring multi-leveled roles build fluency through collaborative reading and enable each student to succeed. Choose from award-winning, proven-effective Reader's Theater series—for PreK through middle school.

 
VOCABULARY
High-Frequency Word Vocabulary Kit, Grades K-2 Vocabulary, Content, & Language, Grades 3-8+ Posters & Cards Word Study/Vocabulary Skill Bags, Grades 3-8+
 

Help beginning readers learn high-use words and basic print concepts. Lap books and matching small books give pre-readers a boost.

 

Introduce academic vocabulary, reading strategies, and content-area concepts with posters, vocabulary cards, and interactive whiteboard resources organized by theme!

 

Extend the learning with 128 Skill Bags that build word study skills to improve spelling, reading, and vocabulary. Each of 4 Word Study Kits includes a full year of sequential or targeted instruction.