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STAAR preparation series for English Language Arts
Each STELLAR volume consists of four units that incorporate thematically linked, multigenre texts that encourage inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection.STELLAR is carefully crafted to provide big-picture ideas in the form of essential unit questions, thematically paired passages, and assessments based on these passages.
There are five strands of instructional skills outlined in the TEKS: reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, and listening and speaking. Additionally, the assessments measure a student’s level of performance on clearly defined Texas standards, objectives, and skills. $50 per grade level.
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STELLAR Essay Writing
Explore multigenre modules linked to seamlessly align with high school writing assessments
Each module is crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, and speaking. STELLAR Essay Writing provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and includes suggestions for extensions that support authentic writing experiences. $100 per copy.
Show Me How—Using Mentor Text to Guide Readers and Writers
Powerful first-time reading and writing instruction for critical testing years
Show Me How is a series of instructional units that connect the interrelated roles of reading and writing across multiple genres and modes. The instructional activities follow the gradual release of responsibility framework in the context of a reading and writing workshop environment. Lessons are divided by genre into units that teachers can use as a starting point or a complete unit of study. Each edition of Show Me How includes mentor texts, a teacher manual, and a CD with all student materials. $350 per grade-level kit.
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This new resource is a series of instructional units focused on connecting the interrelated roles of reading and writing in poetry. Teachers will use poetry as mentor texts to teach strategies and skills that students apply in their reading and writing. The sessions follow the gradual release of responsibility framework in the context of a reading and writing workshop environment. Sessions are divided into units that teachers can use as a starting point or complete unit of study. The product contains a teacher manual with 40 learner-centered lessons, instructional resources for each session, and a collection of poetry. Download a sample of Show Me How: Poetry.
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September 12, 2017
This kit is designed to inspire and encourage young readers into learning how nonfiction books are structured. Each nonfiction book, written at the second-grade reading level, spotlights several examples of nonfiction writing. Teachers receive six packs of eight nonfiction titles, a teacher’s manual supporting student engagement, and an interactive CD-ROM to review the features of each nonfiction text. $350 per kit.
Pathways to Reading Comprehension
This guide provides instructional targets in the areas of phonological awareness, word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It features a continuum on the development of each skill that provides guidance on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective reading comprehension. $20 for a set of 5.
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