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Early Literacy, PreK, and Early Childhood

It’s Easier to Close the Educational Gap if it Never Exists to Begin With

 

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EMERGENT READER SERIES
Development of important literacy skills for emerging readers.

A collection of resources to introduce students to valuable emergent reader skills. Each resource contains books intended to teach specific skills with follow-up activities for supporting and reinforcing new learning.

 
early-literacy-emergent-seriesVocabularyA collection of books intended to introduce more sophisticated vocabulary for common words. Interest in learning new ways to say common words is fostered as young readers engage with patterned text, appealing graphics, and colorful photographs. $40 per version. English: 501-1571 | Spanish: 501-1659
 
Informational TextSix books that focus on day-to-day routine school experiences. For reinforcement of each routine, the kit includes 23 guided practice cards and 23 reproducible take-home mini-books that support young students in learning about various school routines. $50 per version.  English: 501-1573 | Spanish: 501-1657
 
Concept of PrintSix books for small-group modeling and instruction. Each book will concentrate on a specific concept of print. The concepts of print highlighted in the series are left-to-right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one speech-to-print matching, concept of a letter, concept of a word, and punctuation.  $30 per version. English: 501-1555 | Spanish: 501-1658
 

 

letter-knowledge-mani-kit-coverLETTER KNOWLEDGE MANIPULATIVE KIT - NEW!
Tools to deepen emergent readers’ letter knowledge
This supplemental resource can be used for teaching letter knowledge in small groups. This kit is appropriate for use with emergent readers of any age who need additional support in letter identification, letter-sound correspondences, and letter formation. $100. ORDER ONLINE

 

 

TARGETED READING INTERVENTIONearly-literacy-el-interventiopn

Accelerate the learning of young students struggling to read.

This intervention program offers a complete curriculum with 6 weeks of teacherready lessons suitable for Tier II or Tier III intervention. Each grade level is designed to accelerate the learning of students who are struggling with their reading and contains student books and multisensory intervention activities. Available for KindergartenFirst Grade, and Second Grade. $625 per grade level.

 


 

early-literacy-tri-first-gradeTARGETED READING INTERVENTION FIRST GRADE—EMERGENT READER BOOKS
Designed for first-grade emergent readers, these 21 high-interest books can be used to supplement the Targeted Reading Instruction for Grade 1 (listed above) or as part of small-group instruction to develop reading ability. This set includes six copies of each title. $300.  ORDER ONLINE

 

 

 



BIG ACTIVITIES FOR SMALL GROUP LITERACY INSTRUCTION
Cross-curricular connections for literacy development.

This collection provides the tools to revive small-group reading instruction. Each nonfiction title was developed to promote necessary literacy skills while supporting cross-curricular connections in science, social studies, and mathematics. $500. ORDER ONLINE

 

 


 
English Alphabet Posters and Charts SetALPHABET POSTER AND CHARTS SET
Tool for supporting letter names and sounds.

This resource serves as a tool for teaching letter names and sounds to support students on their journey in becoming successful readers and writers. This set can be used for whole-group, small-group, and individual literacy instruction. $30 each. Order online: EnglishSpanish

 

 


 

begining-sounds-mats-eng-spanBEGINNING SOUND MATS AND PICTURE CARDS
Promote knowledge of letter-sound connections with sorting mats for each letter.
Use this kit to help students learn to make letter–sound connections by sorting pictures by their beginning sound. Each letter of the alphabet is represented in the kit. These materials can be used for small-group instruction or as practice activities in centers. Beginning Sound Mats and Picture Cards are available in English or Spanish. $70.  Order in English or Spanish

 


 

THINKING PADS: SUPPORTING COMPREHENSION IN THE PRIMARY GRADES
Development of metacognitive strategies for future reading success.

Thinking Pads are designed to support teachers in scaffolding their students’ reading comprehension. The instructional routines are designed to encourage student engagement in whole- and small-group settings with a kit that includes eight different functional graphic organizers that frame student-to-text interactions. $150 per version. Order in English or Spanish.

 

 


 

HOME CONNECTION READERS
Connecting parents to the classroom through reading.
A collection of consumable books for emergent readers who are English learners receiving English or Spanish literacy instruction. The books contain simple sentence structures, ample picture support, and high-frequency words to promote strategic reading and to strengthen the home literacy environment. The collection can be used in a variety of other ways in the classroom.$100 per set. Order in English or Spanish.

 

 


 

Early Childhood/PreK Workshops

Professional learning aligned to the Texas standards and high quality components of early childhood programs.

 

  • Effective Instructional Coaching Practices for Coaches of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers  | September 20, 2018
  • It’s All About Independent Functioning! Using Evidence-Based Practices to Teach Critical Life Skills for the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders  | October 30, 2018
  • Designing Effective Read Alouds to Strengthen Children's Literacy Skills (Pre-K -1)  |  October 30, 2018 
  • Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management for the Preschool Classroom  |  November 13, 2018 
  • Key Strategies for Developing Children’s Oral Language Skills  |  November 30, 2018
  • From Scribbles to Words: Supporting Preschoolers with Disabilities Development of Emergent Literacy Skills  |  January 23, 2019

 

​​Other workshop options (dates TBA)
  • Accommodations and Modifications to Curriculum
  • Social and Emotional Development Matters

 

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