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READING AND WRITING LEARNING PROGRESSIONS
Need a way to spot potential student learning gaps?
Reading comprehension and written composition are reciprocal processes. Explicit instruction that integrates reading and writing supports an enhanced literacy experience. Each of these skills develop through a learning progression taught in first-time instruction or revisited through intervention.
Region 4 offers these two guidebooks to help teachers identify where their students are in the continuum of reading and writing. And, importantly, these guidebooks provide information on where teachers should take their instruction to help students progress positively along that continuum. Download a flyer for these resources here.
Reading Guidebook: Pathways to Reading Comprehension
This resource is a guidebook for reading, with a focus on students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Developed to be concise and compact, Pathways to Reading Comprehension provides teachers easy-to-use instructional targets in the areas of phonological awareness, word analysis, levels of fluency, facets of vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Each section features a continuum on the development of the skill, which provides guidance on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective reading comprehension. A set of 5 guidebooks is available for $20. ORDER ONLINE
FREE On-Demand Session: Using Pathways to Reading Comprehension to Accelerate and Differentiate Reading Instruction
Pathways to Reading Comprehension outlines the developmental continuums of phonological awareness, word analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension that make up effective reading comprehension. This short training offers educators a snapshot into how to use the continuums in the booklet to accelerate and/or differentiate reading instruction for their learners. Register for the FREE on-demand session here.
STELLAR: STAAR® TECHNIQUES TO ENGAGE LEARNERS IN LITERACY AND ACADEMIC RIGOR
STAAR preparation series for reading and English end-of-course assessments.
This resource incorporates multigenre pieces, thematically linked to seamlessly align to the STAAR platform for assessments. Each module is creatively crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, speaking, and study skills. STELLAR provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and gifted and talented students and includes summative and formative assessment options and suggestions for extensions that support authentic literacy experiences. Available for grades 4–8 and English I–III. $50 per grade level. ORDER ONLINE | Samples
Explore multigenre modules linked to seamlessly align with high school writing assessments.
Modules are 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. ORDER ONLINE | Download a sample
DECONSTRUCTING COGNITIVE COMPLEXITY IN THE READING/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: INFORMATIONAL GUIDE
Unwrap the TEKS for planning lessons that meet the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum.
Learn how to critically analyze a standard to determine the skills, reasoning, and strategic thinking necessary for students to achieve mastery of an expectation through practical examples and step-by-step instructions. This information will help educators better understand the standards beyond “the verb” to help students achieve the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum. Set of 5 for $25. ORDER ONLINE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND WRITING TEKS CHARTS
TEKS at a glance: Time-saving Texas curriculum tool
Each TEKS Chart is a foldout with pre-punched holes that fit into a three-ring binder. All of the English language arts/reading TEKS for K–8, English I–IV, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) are captured in their own charts. These charts can be used to highlight TEKS by unit or reporting category or to easily examine vertical alignment. Grade levels available: kindergarten–grade 8, English I–IV, ESOL I–II, and ELDA. Set of 10 for $20.